What does procession mean?

Definitions for processionprəˈsɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emanation, rise, procession(noun)

    (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

    "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"

  2. procession(noun)

    the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

    "processions were forbidden"

  3. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion(noun)

    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)


  1. procession(Noun)

    The act of progressing or proceeding

  2. procession(Noun)

    A group of people or things moving along in an orderly manner, especially if doing so slowly and formally

  3. procession(Noun)

    A number of things happening in sequence (in space or in time)

  4. procession(Verb)

    To take part in a procession

  5. procession(Verb)

    To honour with a procession

  6. Origin: From processioun, from pourciession, from processio, from procedere, past participle processus; see proceed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procession(noun)

    the act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course

  2. Procession(noun)

    that which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession

  3. Procession(noun)

    an orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without

  4. Procession(noun)

    an old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling

  5. Procession(verb)

    to ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as lands

  6. Procession(verb)

    to march in procession

  7. Procession(verb)

    to honor with a procession

  8. Origin: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]


  1. Procession

    A procession is an organized body of people walking in a formal or ceremonial manner.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Procession

    prō-sesh′un, n. the act of proceeding: a train of persons in a formal march.—adj. Proces′sional, pertaining to a procession: consisting in a procession.—n. a book of the processions of the Romish Church: a hymn sung during a procession, esp. of clergy in a church.—n. Proces′sionalist.—adj. Proces′sionary.—ns. Proces′sioner (U.S.), a county officer in Tennessee and North Carolina whose duty it is to survey lands; Proces′sioning (U.S.), periodical survey and inspection of boundaries.—Procession of the Holy Ghost (theol.), the emanation of the Holy Spirit from the Father (single procession), or from the Father and Son (double procession). [Fr.,—L.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procession in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Heinrich Heine:

    The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Beware of a person who says often about respecting or empowering woman and for this even takes out a public procession.

  3. Nicky Spencer-Coker:

    This candlelight vigil and procession is to shed light on the issue of sexual violence in Sierra Leone, remember Hannah and all unnamed victims of sexual violence.

  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.

  5. Amir Farshad Ebrahimi:

    They carry the coffin or perform, for the Islamic Republic, when a member of the Guard or Basij is killed in Syria that’s the beginning of the process. They are brought back for a martyrdom procession. It becomes an outlet for the propaganda of the Islamic Republic.

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