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      n     (Chiefly Protestantism)   a religious meeting at which the participants offer up prayers to God  
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
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
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