What does communion mean?

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kəˈmyun yəncom·mu·nion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manductionnoun

    the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

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

  2. communion, sharingnoun

    sharing thoughts and feelings

  3. communionnoun

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


  1. Communionnoun

    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.


  1. communionnoun

    A joining together of minds or spirits.

  2. Communionnoun

    The sacrament of Holy Communion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communionnoun

    the act of sharing; community; participation

  2. Communionnoun

    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. Communionnoun

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

  4. Communionnoun

    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. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of communion in a Sentence

  1. Washington Irving:

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

  2. Robert Morey:

    Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that.

  3. Daniel DiNardo:

    Enhanced by what I experienced here, we will prepare to advance proposals, in communion with Holy See See, in each of these areas so that my brother bishops can consider them at our June General Assembly.

  4. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    O my Brothers! love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others; a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.

  5. Joe Biden:

    We just talked about the fact that he was happy I'm a good Catholic, and I should keep receiving communion.

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