What does procession mean?

Definitions for procession
prəˈsɛʃ ənpro·ces·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emanation, rise, processionnoun

    (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. processionnoun

    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 motionnoun

    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Wiktionary

  1. processionnoun

    The act of progressing or proceeding

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

  2. processionnoun

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

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

  3. processionnoun

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

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

  4. processionverb

    To take part in a procession

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

  5. processionverb

    To honour with a procession

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Processionnoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]

  2. Processionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]

  3. Processionnoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]

  4. Processionnoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]

  5. Processionverb

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]

  6. Processionverb

    to march in procession

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]

  7. Processionverb

    to honor with a procession

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. procession

    A march in official order. At a naval or military funeral, the officers are classed according to seniority, the chiefs last.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of procession in a Sentence

  1. Nikola Janjusevic:

    No one informed police the procession would be held.

  2. State Departments:

    In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarksthat the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. Qassem Soleimani FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS THE GREAT SATAN Qassem Soleimani comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to the State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Soleimanis funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

  3. Anuj Somany:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Heinrich Heine:

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

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