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PROCESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does procession mean? 

PROCESSION (noun)
  The noun PROCESSION has 3 senses:

1. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
2. the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
3. the act of moving forward toward a goal

  Familiarity information: PROCESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROCESSION (noun)


Sense 1procession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

procession; emanation; rise

Context examples:

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

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

inception; origin; origination (an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events)

Domain category:

theological system; theology (a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings)


Sense 2procession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

processions were forbidden

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

group action (action taken by a group of people)

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

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

cortege (a funeral procession)

parade (a ceremonial procession including people marching)

motorcade (a procession of people traveling in motor cars)

march (a procession of people walking together)

cavalcade (a procession of people traveling on horseback)

caravan; train; wagon train (a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file)

convoy (a procession of land vehicles traveling together)

recession; recessional (the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service)


Sense 3procession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving forward toward a goal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

forward motion; onward motion; progress; advancement; procession; progression; advance

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

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

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

push (an effort to advance)

career; life history (the general progression of your working or professional life)

march (a steady advance)

clear sailing; easy going; plain sailing (easy unobstructed progress)

leapfrog (advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors)


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