What does communion mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manduction(noun)

    the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

    "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"

  2. communion, sharing(noun)

    sharing thoughts and feelings

  3. communion(noun)

    (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites


  1. Communion(n.)

    The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion; called also Holy Communion.

  2. Origin: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]


  1. communion(Noun)

    A joining together of minds or spirits.

  2. Communion(ProperNoun)

    The sacrament of Holy Communion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communion(noun)

    the act of sharing; community; participation

  2. Communion(noun)

    intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints

  3. Communion(noun)

    a body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion

  4. Communion(noun)

    the sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion

  5. Origin: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]


  1. Communion

    The term communion is derived from Latin communio. The corresponding term in Greek is κοινωνία, which is often translated as "fellowship". In Christianity, the basic meaning of the term communion is an especially close relationship of Christians, as individuals or as a Church, with God and with other Christians. This basic meaning of the word, found in many passages of the New Testament as well as in secular Greek, predates its other, more specific, Christian uses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Communion

    kom-ūn′yun, n. act of communing: mutual intercourse: fellowship: common possession: interchange of transactions: union in religious service: the body of people who so unite.—n. Commun′ionist, a communicant.—The Communion, Holy Communion, the celebration of the Lord's Supper. [L. communion-em, from communis.]

Editors Contribution

  1. communion

    A type of edible bread or other type of food created in a disc shape for use in some forms of religion to be shared with people.

    Communion in many churches are small disc shape wafers, some churches actually use bread.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of communion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of communion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Ben-Gurion:

    There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.

  2. Washington Irving:

    There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.

  3. Gaston Bachelard:

    Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.

  4. Eddie Myers:

    Words were never invented to fully explain the peaceful aura that surrounds us when we are in communion with minds of the same thoughts.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I consider Communion to be a very important thing. When I go to church and take Communion, I think that's asking for forgiveness in my own way.

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