Definitions for anthemˈæn θəm

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  1. anthem(noun)

    a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)

  2. hymn, anthem(noun)

    a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

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  1. Anthem(n.)

    A song or hymn of praise or devotion; as, a national anthem. Milton.

  2. Origin: [OE. antym, antefne, AS. antefen, fr. LL. antiphona, fr. Gr. 'anti`fwna, neut. pl. of 'anti`fwnon antiphon, or anthem, n. neut., from 'anti`fwnos sounding contrary, returning a sound; 'anti` over against + fwnh` sound, voice: the anthem being sung by the choristers alternately, one half-choir answering the other: cf. OF. anthaine, anteine, antieune, F. antienne. See Antiphon.]

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  1. anthem(Noun)

    Antiphon.

  2. anthem(Noun)

    A choral or vocal composition, often with a religious or political lyric.

    The school's anthem sang of its many outstanding qualities, and it was hard to keep a straight face while singing.

  3. anthem(Noun)

    A hymn of praise or loyalty.

    The choir sang a selection of Christmas anthems at the service just before the big day.

  4. anthem(Noun)

    A very popular song or track.

  5. anthem(Verb)

    To celebrate with anthems.

  6. Origin: From anteme, from antefn, from antiphōna, from ἀντίφωνα, from ἀντί + φωνή. Compare antiphon.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Anthem(noun)

    formerly, a hymn sung in alternate parts, in present usage, a selection from the Psalms, or other parts of the Scriptures or the liturgy, set to sacred music

  2. Anthem(noun)

    a song or hymn of praise

  3. Anthem(verb)

    to celebrate with anthems

  4. Origin: [OE. antym, antefne, AS. antefen, fr. LL. antiphona, fr. Gr. 'anti`fwna, neut. pl. of 'anti`fwnon antiphon, or anthem, n. neut., from 'anti`fwnos sounding contrary, returning a sound; 'anti` over against + fwnh` sound, voice: the anthem being sung by the choristers alternately, one half-choir answering the other: cf. OF. anthaine, anteine, antieune, F. antienne. See Antiphon.]

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  1. Anthem

    The term anthem means either a specific form of Anglican church music, or more generally, a song of celebration, usually acting as a symbol for a distinct group of people, as in the term "national anthem" or "sports anthem".

Anagrams of anthem »

  1. hetman

  2. nameth

  3. Hemant

  4. the man


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