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Definitions of procession

  1. the action of a body of people proceeding in a regular formation; "processions were forbidden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To march in procession. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To honor with a procession. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Regular or orderly progress; that which moves forward, especially a train of persons in a formal march. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The act of proceeding: a train of persons in a formal march. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Train of persons moving. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An array, as of persons, moving in order; train; array. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of proceeding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A train of persons moving with ceremonious solemnity either on foot or on horseback; the act of issuing or proceeding from. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for procession

  1. The carriage containing Constance had driven on ahead of the procession – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. As a hunter of game I watched that endless human procession on and off the front pages of papers, the men who were for the moment news. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole