evensong

  • 1 Evensong — E ven*song , n. [AS. [=ae]fensang.] A song for the evening; the evening service or form of worship (in the Church of England including vespers and compline); also, the time of evensong. Wyclif. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 evensong — O.E. æfensang; see EVEN (Cf. even) (n.) + SONG (Cf. song) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 evensong — ► NOUN ▪ (especially in the Anglican Church) a service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles …

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  • 4 evensong — [ē′vən sôŋ΄] n. [ME < OE æfensang: see EVENING & SONG] 1. [often E ] a) R.C.Ch. vespers: see VESPER, sense 2a b) Anglican Ch. the worship service assigned to the evening 2. a song sung at evening …

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  • 5 Evensong — The term evensong can refer to the following: *Evening Prayer (Anglican), the Anglican liturgy of Evening Prayer, especially (but not exclusively) so called when it is sung. *Evensong (Unitarian Universalist Association), a programmed series of… …

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  • 6 Evensong — Der Evensong ist eine Gottesdienstform (Service) als gemeinschaftliches Abendgebet in der Anglikanischen Kirche. Er enthält Elemente der Vesper und der Komplet. Weblinks Rafaela Weinz: Evensong. Historische Konfigurationen einer liturgischen Form …

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  • 7 evensong — [[t]i͟ːv(ə)nsɒŋ, AM sɔːŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Evensong is the evening service in the Anglican Church …

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  • 8 evensong — see be the day weary or be the day long, at last it ringeth to evensong …

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  • 9 evensong — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ǣfensang, from ǣfen evening + sang song Date: before 12th century 1. vespers 1 2. evening prayer …

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  • 10 evensong — /ee veuhn sawng , song /, n. 1. (usually cap.) Also called evening prayer. Anglican Ch. a form of worship said or sung in the evening. 2. vesper (def. 3c). [bef. 1000; ME; OE aefensang. See EVEN2, SONG] * * * …

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  • 11 evensong — noun A religious service, most commonly seen in the Anglican or Episcopal Church, that takes place in the early hours of the evening …

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  • 12 Evensong — The English equivalent of the Latinate *vespers. [< OldEngl. xfensang = even[ing] + song] …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 13 evensong — Synonyms and related words: Mass, bedtime prayer, camp meeting, church, church service, close of day, cockshut, compline, crepuscular, devotions, divine service, dusk, dusky, duty, eve, even, evening, evening devotions, eventide, exercises,… …

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  • 14 evensong — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. vespers, evening prayer, Angelus; see hymn , prayer 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 evensong — e|ven|song [ˈi:vənsɔŋ US so:ŋ] n [U] the evening religious ceremony in the Church of England …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 evensong — e|ven|song [ ivn,sɔŋ ] noun uncount the church service in the Anglican Church that people go to in the evening …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 evensong — sb. RG. 369 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 18 evensong — n. evening prayer (Anglicanism) …

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  • 19 evensong — noun (especially in the Anglican Church) a service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 evensong — noun (U) the evening religious ceremony in the Church of England …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English