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prayernoun

uk   /preər/ us   /prer/
B1 [C] the words that someone says or thinks when they are praying: a prayer of thanks She always says her prayers (= prays) before she goes to sleep. We thought he'd been killed, but our prayers were answered when he arrived home unexpectedly. a prayer book
[U] the act or ceremony in which someone prays: I found her kneeling in prayer at the back of the church. The prisoners find their only solace in prayer.

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

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prayernoun [C/U]

us   /preər/
the act or ceremony of speaking to God or a god, esp. to express thanks or to ask for help, or the words used in this act: [C] an evening prayer [C] a prayer of thanks [U] She knelt in prayer.
(Definition of prayer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prayer”
in Arabic صَلاة…
in Korean 기도, 기도문…
in Portuguese oração, reza…
in Catalan pregària, oració…
in Japanese 祈りの言葉, 祈り, 祈とう…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祷文,祷词, 祈祷, 祈祷仪式…
in Turkish dua etmek, dua etme…
in Russian молитва…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禱文,禱詞, 祈禱, 祈禱儀式…
in Italian preghiera…
in Polish modlitwa…
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