American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To change (one substance) into another; transmute.
- v. Christianity To change the substance of (the Eucharistic bread and wine) into the body and blood of Jesus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To change from one substance to another.
- Specifically, in theology, to change from bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ: said of the elements in the eucharist. See transubstantiation.
- v. transitive To change one substance into another; to transmute.
- v. transitive To change the bread and wine of the Eucharist into the body and blood of Jesus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To change into another substance.
- v. (R. C. Theol.) To change, as the sacramental elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ.
- v. change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
- v. change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ
- Medieval Latin trānsubstantiāre, trānsubstantiāt- : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin substantia, substance; see substance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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