from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of delivering public discourses, particularly upon moral or religious subjects; the art of delivering sermons.
  • noun That which is preached; a sermon; doctrine; theory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse; serious, earnest advice.
  • noun a cross, sometimes surmounting a pulpit, erected out of doors to designate a preaching place.
  • noun See Dominican.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of preach.
  • noun The act of delivering a sermon or similar moral instruction

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
  • noun a moralistic rebuke


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  • My adjectival use: 'Every preacher has a preaching style.'

    August 23, 2011