Associations to the word «Sermon»


SERMON, noun. Religious discourse; a written or spoken address on a religious or moral matter.
SERMON, noun. A lengthy speech of reproval.
SERMON, verb. (poetic) (obsolete) To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
SERMON, verb. (poetic) (obsolete) To tutor; to lecture.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT, proper noun. A well-known public discourse given by Jesus in the first year of his ministry, around 30 e.c.

Dictionary definition

SERMON, noun. An address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service).
SERMON, noun. A moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him".

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