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obit Tweet Definition of obit Like Definition of obit on Facebook
noun
  1. (informal) an obituary
Oblation Tweet Definition of Oblation Like Definition of Oblation on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The offering of bread and wine at the Eucharist
observant Tweet Definition of observant Like Definition of observant on Facebook
adjective
  1. alert, Alert and paying close attention.
The too police officer noticed that my tax disk was out-of-date.
  1. diligently, Diligently attentive in observing a law, custom, duty or principle.
I was normally of the local parking restrictions.
offertory Tweet Definition of offertory Like Definition of offertory on Facebook
noun (offertories)
  1. money offered or donated during a church service
    • 1914: Stephen Leacock, Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich - Before a month had passed the congregation at the evening service at St. Asaph's Church was so slender that the offertory, as Mr. Furlong senior himself calculated, was scarcely sufficient to pay the overhead charge of collecting it.
    • the part of a church service when offerings are collected
    • 1922: Upton Sinclair, They Call Me Carpenter - I sat through the sermon, and the offertory, and the recessional.
    • music sung or played during the offertory of a church service
    • c.1390: Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales - But alderbest best of all he sang an offertory: / For well he wiste knew, when that song was sung, / He muste preach,...
    • 1922: Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt - There was an impressive musical program, conducted by Sheldon Smeeth, educational director of the Y.M.C.A., who also sang the offertory.
officiant Tweet Definition of officiant Like Definition of officiant on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who officiates at a religious ceremony (other than the Eucharist)
officiate Tweet Definition of officiate Like Definition of officiate on Facebook
verb (officiat, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To perform the functions of some office.
    • She officiated as registrar at the wedding.
      1. (context, intransitive, sports) To serve as umpire or referee.
    • This is the second time he has officiated at a cup-final.
old man Tweet Definition of old man Like Definition of old man on Facebook
noun (old men, sg=old man)
  1. An elderly man.
  2. (slang) One's father.
  3. (context, slang, US) a husband, or SO
  4. (slang, US Military): Unit's Commanding Officer.
omnipotence Tweet Definition of omnipotence Like Definition of omnipotence on Facebook
noun
  1. unlimited, Unlimited power; commonly attributed to a deity or deities
omnipotent Tweet Definition of omnipotent Like Definition of omnipotent on Facebook
proper noun
  1. God
adjective
  1. Having unlimited power, force or authority.
omniscience Tweet Definition of omniscience Like Definition of omniscience on Facebook
noun
  1. The capacity to know everything.
omniscient Tweet Definition of omniscient Like Definition of omniscient on Facebook
proper noun
  1. God
adjective
  1. Having total knowledge.
The story was narrated from an point of view.
omophorion Tweet Definition of omophorion Like Definition of omophorion on Facebook
noun
  1. In the Eastern Orthodox liturgical tradition, the is the distinguishing vestment of a bishop and the symbol of his spiritual and ecclesiastical authority. Originally of wool, it is a band of brocade decorated with Christian Cross, crosses and is worn about the neck and around the shoulders.
    • 1972 ";a little band of marchers displays Greek Orthodox outfits, the rhason and sticharion, the epitrachelion and the epimanikia, the sakkos, the epigonation, the zone, the ; they brandish icons and enkolpia, dikerotikera and dikanikion. Robert Silverberg:Thomas the Proclaimer: Agberg Ltd. This edition in 'Sailing to Byzantium' September 2000 ibooks inc. P232.
    • The bishop wears an , whose shape and manner of wearing are closer to the original pallium than either the stole or the epitrachelion. Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition
    • Although the~ bishop also wears - an epitrachelion, his distinctive sign of office is the -a long, broad strip arranged on the shoulders in such a way that one end descends in front and the other behind. The word '' means "shoulder covering" and originally referred to a piece of sheepskin worn over the shoulders by the aged and in firm for warmth. http://www.roca.org/OA/32/32f.htm
oratory Tweet Definition of oratory Like Definition of oratory on Facebook
noun (oratories)
  1. (context, not countable) The art of public speaking, especially in a formal, expressive, or forceful manner.
  2. (context, not countable) Eloquence.
  3. (context, countable) A private chapel.
  4. (context, countable) A large Roman Catholic church.
ordain Tweet Definition of ordain Like Definition of ordain on Facebook
verb
  1. to prearrange unalterably
  2. to decree
  3. to admit into the ministry of the Christian church
  4. to authorize as a rabbi
  5. to predestine
order Tweet Definition of order Like Definition of order on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) arrangement, Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
  2. (uncountable) Good arrangement; opposite to chaos.
  3. (countable) A command.
  4. (countable) A request for some product or service.
  5. (countable) A religious group.
  6. (context, countable, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank
Magnolias belong to the Magnoliales.
  1. (cricket) The sequence in which a side"s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  2. (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit"s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
    • a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.
      1. (chem) A number of a chemical reaction
    • order of a reaction
      1. (graphtheory) a number of vertices in a graph
      2. (context, order theory) A partially ordered set.
verb
  1. To set in (any) order (1).
  2. To set in (a good) order (2).
  3. To issue a command.
  4. To request some product or service.
ordinal Tweet Definition of ordinal Like Definition of ordinal on Facebook
noun
  1. An ordinal number such as first, second and third.
The commonest numerals in Latin, as in English, are the "cardinals"...and the "ordinals"... " F. M. Wheelock, Wheelock"s Latin, 6th ed. revised (2005), p97
adjective
  1. Of a number, indicating position in a sequence.
ordination Tweet Definition of ordination Like Definition of ordination on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.
  2. The ceremony in which a priest is consecrated.
ordo Tweet Definition of ordo Like Definition of ordo on Facebook
noun (ordines)
  1. A musical phrase constructed from one or more statements of one modal pattern and ending in a rest.
ornament Tweet Definition of ornament Like Definition of ornament on Facebook
noun (plural ornaments)
  1. An element of decoration.
  2. A Christmas tree decoration
  3. Music. a musical flourish that are unnecessary to the overall melodic or harmonic line, but serve to decorate or "ornament" that line.
Orthodox Tweet Definition of Orthodox Like Definition of Orthodox on Facebook
adjective
  1. (Christianity) adhering to the rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church Tweet Definition of Orthodox Church Like Definition of Orthodox Church on Facebook
noun
  1. The Eastern body of Christendom
  2. That part of Christendom apart from the Catholic Church
  3. Any non-Catholic Church
  4. The Eastern Orthodox Church
Our Lady Tweet Definition of Our Lady Like Definition of Our Lady on Facebook
proper nounour, Our Lady
  1. The Virgin Mary.

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