Associations to the word «Rosary»


ROSARY, noun. Prayer beads, a string of beads used to keep track of repetitions in prayer, particularly in the Roman Catholic Marian prayer "Hail Mary" (Ave Maria)
ROSARY, noun. A Roman Catholic devotion involving the repetition of a series of Marian prayers, usually 5, 15, or 20 decades of "Hail Marys", each decade beginning with "Our Father" and ending with "Glory Be to the Father", but sometimes including other Roman Catholic, Anglican, or Lutheran prayers.
ROSARY, noun. A series or collection of thoughts, literary pieces, &c. intended for similar contemplation.
ROSARY, noun. (historical currency) A 13th-century coin minted in Europe as a counterfeit debased form of the sterling silver penny of Edward I, at first accepted as a halfpenny and then outlawed.
ROSARY SHELL, noun. Any marine gastropod shell of the genus Monodonta. They are top-shaped, bright-coloured and pearly.
ROSARY SHELLS, noun. Plural of rosary shell

Dictionary definition

ROSARY, noun. A string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics).

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca