What does Seminary mean?

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ˈsɛm əˌnɛr iSem·i·na·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seminarynoun

    a private place of education for the young

  2. seminarynoun

    a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis

Wiktionary

  1. seminarynoun

    A theological school for the training of rabbis, priests, or ministers.

    Etymology: From seminarium, from semen. Compare seminar.

  2. seminarynoun

    A private residential school for girls.

    Etymology: From seminarium, from semen. Compare seminar.

  3. seminarynoun

    A class of religious education for youths ages 14–18 that accompanies normal secular education.

    Etymology: From seminarium, from semen. Compare seminar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seminarynoun

    a piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat

    Etymology: [L. seminarius.]

  2. Seminarynoun

    hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced

    Etymology: [L. seminarius.]

  3. Seminarynoun

    a place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university

    Etymology: [L. seminarius.]

  4. Seminarynoun

    seminal state

    Etymology: [L. seminarius.]

  5. Seminarynoun

    fig.: A seed bed; a source

    Etymology: [L. seminarius.]

  6. Seminarynoun

    a Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist

    Etymology: [L. seminarius.]

  7. Seminaryadjective

    belonging to seed; seminal

    Etymology: [L. seminarius.]

Freebase

  1. Seminary

    A seminary, theological college, or divinity school is an institution of secondary or post-secondary education for educating students in theology, generally to prepare them for ordination as clergy or for other ministry. The English word is taken from the Latin seminarium, translated as seed-bed, an image taken from the Council of Trent document Cum adolescentium aetas which called for the first modern seminaries. In the West the term now refers to Roman Catholic educational institutes and has widened to include other Christian denominations and American Jewish institutions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seminary

    sem′in-ar-i, n. the original place whence anything is derived, a nursery: a place of education, esp. in branches of knowledge to be afterwards applied in practice, as theology, &c.: a group of advanced students working in some specific subject of study under a teacher—also and more commonly Seminär′ (the German name): a seminary priest.—n. Sem′inarist, a student at a seminary: a R.C. priest educated in a foreign seminary.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seminary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seminary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Seminary in a Sentence

  1. Diana Verm:

    This strong show of support for HBU and ETBU (and Westminster Theological Seminary) demonstrates just how important it is that the Supreme Court address the impact of the HHS mandate, particularly on religious groups, it is especially significant that the 16 state governments are supporting HBU and ETBU at the Supreme Court.

  2. Steven Ortiz:

    We suspect that maybe three of our 10 fragments are forgeries, the seminary trustees are asking : What are we doing with Dead Sea ?

  3. Steven Ortiz:

    The seminary trustees are asking : What are we doing with Dead Sea ?

  4. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:

    If this is going on a large scale in the seminary and it hasn't been noticed in the seminary, then there is something wrong.

  5. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:

    One (allegation) is that there is a homosexual, gay culture, that students have been using an app called Grindr, which would be inappropriate for seminarians and not just because they are going to be celibate priests, if this is going on a large scale in the seminary and it hasn't been noticed in the seminary, then there is something wrong.

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