Meaning of “Eucharist” in the English Dictionary

"Eucharist" in English

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Eucharistnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈjuː.kər.ɪst/ us /ˈjuː.kər.ɪst/ specialized
adjective uk /ˌjuː.kərˈɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌjuː.kərˈɪs.tɪk/

Examples from literature

  • At four o'clock in the morning I heard several masses, and received the Eucharist. 
  • Else why is there a resurrection of the body? and why does the Eucharist "preserve our body and soul to everlasting life?" 
  • Luther recognized the bodily presence of Christ in the Eucharist, while he rejected transubstantiation and the idea of worshipping the consecrated wafer as the real God. 
  • The main subject of the dispute was in reference to the Eucharist. 

(Definition of “Eucharist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Eucharist" in American English

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Eucharistnoun [ U ]

us /ˈju·kə·rɪst/

the Christian ceremony based on Jesus’s last meal with those who followed him, or the bread and wine used in this ceremony

(Definition of “Eucharist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)