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ANTHEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anthem mean? 

ANTHEM (noun)
  The noun ANTHEM has 2 senses:

1. a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
2. a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

  Familiarity information: ANTHEM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTHEM (noun)


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Meaning:

A song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("anthem" is a kind of...):

song; vocal (a short musical composition with words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anthem"):

national anthem (a song formally adopted as the anthem for a nation)


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Meaning:

A song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hymn; anthem

Hypernyms ("anthem" is a kind of...):

religious song (religious music for singing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anthem"):

dithyramb ((ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus))

recessional (a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw)

paean; pean ((ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity))

hymeneal (a wedding hymn)

canticle (a hymn derived from the Bible)

choral; chorale (a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune)

doxology (a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God)

Instance hyponyms:

Dies Irae (the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally 'day of wrath'))

Internationale (a revolutionary socialist anthem)

Te Deum (an ancient liturgical hymn)


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