What does communion mean?

Definitions for communion
kəˈmyun yəncom·mu·nion

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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

GCIDE

  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.

    Etymology: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]

  3. Communion(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Stella Kasimati:

    We are allowed what we were deprived of for two and a half months, going to church and Holy Communion.

  2. Washington Irving:

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

  3. Dr. Joyce Brothers:

    Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.

  4. Buzz Aldrin:

    In the radio blackout I opened the little plastic packages which contained bread and wine, i poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.

  5. Gaston Bachelard:

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

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