Sermon

Definition of Sermon

Ser´mon
n.1.A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
2.Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.
This our life exempt from public haunts
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones and good in everything.
- Shak.
His preaching much, but more his practice, wrought,
A living sermon of the truths he taught.
- Dryden.
3.Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; - often in a depreciatory sense.
v. i.1.To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.
What needeth it to sermon of it more?
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
2.To tutor; to lecture.

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