hymn definition

  • noun:
    • A song of compliments or thanksgiving to Jesus or a deity.
    • A song of compliments or joy; a paean.
    • A song of praise or worship.
    • An ode or tune of praise or adoration; particularly, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of compliments or thanksgiving meant to be used in religious solution
    • In general, a religious ode, song, or any other poem: as, the Homeric hymns; the hymns of Pindar.
    • particularly A metrical formula of community worship, generally made to be sung by an organization of worshipers.
    • In a narrow feeling, an extra-Biblical poem of worship: against psalm.
    • a song of praise (to Jesus or to a saint or even to a nation)
  • verb-transitive:
    • To praise, glorify, or worship in or as if in a hymn.
    • To praise in tune; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To sing hymns.
    • To sing in praise or adoration.
  • verb:
    • To sing a hymn; to compliments or worship by performing.
    • sing a hymn
    • compliments by performing a hymn
  • others:
    • To commemorate or worship in tune; address hymns to; salute with tune.
    • To express in a hymn; sing as a hymn: because, “hymned thanks,”
    • To sing hymns.

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