Prayer Definition

prâr
prayers
noun
prayers
The act or practice of praying, as to God or a god.
Webster's New World
A humble and sincere request, as to God or a god.
Webster's New World
A thought or utterance, as to God or a god, in praise, thanksgiving, confession, etc.
Webster's New World
An earnest request; entreaty; supplication.
Webster's New World
Any set formula for praying, as to God or a god.
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Other Word Forms of Prayer

Noun

Singular:
prayer
Plural:
prayers

Origin of Prayer

  • From Middle English preiere, from Anglo-Norman preiere, from Old French priere, proiere, from Medieval Latin or Late Latin precāria, feminine of Latin precārius (“obtained by entreaty"), from precor (“beg, entreat").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English preiere from Old French from Medieval Latin precāria from feminine of Latin precārius obtained by entreaty from precārī to entreat pray

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • pray + -er.

    From Wiktionary

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