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1      (Ecclesiast)   a book containing the prayers used at church services or recommended for private devotions  
2      (Church of England)   often caps      another name for       Book of Common Prayer  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
prayer          [1]  
a    a personal communication or petition addressed to a deity, esp. in the form of supplication, adoration, praise, contrition, or thanksgiving  
b    any other form of spiritual communion with a deity  
2    a similar personal communication that does not involve adoration, addressed to beings venerated as being closely associated with a deity, such as angels or saints  
3    the practice of praying  
prayer is our solution to human problems     
4    often pl   a form of devotion, either public or private, spent mainly or wholly praying  
morning prayers     
5    cap when part of a recognized name   a form of words used in praying  
the Lord's Prayer     
6    an object or benefit prayed for  
7    an earnest request, petition, or entreaty  
8      (Law)   a request contained in a petition to a court for the relief sought by the petitioner  
9    Slang   a chance or hope  
she doesn't have a prayer of getting married     
     (C13 preiere, from Old French, from Medieval Latin precaria, from Latin precarius obtained by begging, from prex prayer)  
  prayerless      adj  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    communion, devotion, invocation, litany, orison, supplication  
2    appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, request, suit, supplication  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
device that holds a book while reading it
l'habit ne fait pas le moine
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
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