from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of moving along or forward; progression.
- n. Origination; emanation; rise.
- n. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
- n. The movement of such a group.
- n. An orderly succession: the procession of the seasons.
- intransitive v. To form or go in a procession.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of progressing or proceeding
- n. A group of people or things moving along in an orderly manner, especially if doing so slowly and formally
- n. A number of things happening in sequence (in space or in time)
- v. To take part in a procession
- v. To honour with a procession
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course.
- n. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue
- n. An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without.
- n. An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling.
- transitive v. To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as lands.
- intransitive v. To march in procession.
- intransitive v. To honor with a procession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of proceeding or issuing forth or from anything.
- n. A succession of persons walking, or riding on horseback or in vehicles, in a formal march, or moving with ceremonious solemnity.
- n. An office, form of worship, hymn, litany, etc., said or sung by a number of persons advancing with a measured and uniform movement.
- To go in procession.
- To treat or beset with processions.
- In some of the American colonies, to go about in order to settle the boundaries of, as land. The term is still used in North Carolina and Tennessee. Compare to beat the bounds, under bound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
- n. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
- n. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
The Pope Serving at Supper: Conducted in procession from the northern transept, the Pope walks across the nave of St. Peter's to a stair which leads to a large apartment above the portico.
Performances, however, have improved since defeat at Everton last month and the Blackburn manager welcomes his side's billing as the sideshow to a title procession.
The Morning Herald's description of the procession is an exact transcription of the stage directions of the published version of the play, and it raises questions which cut to the quick of this opera's relation to colonial politics (176).
At the head of the procession is the Bible, then the Mace and the scales of justice.
This paper gathered that the party members have planned what they described as a procession amidst brass band music, signing and dancing to welcome Nana Akufo-Addo, who they consider to be their messiah.
So I wanted to get this quality as opposed to depicting them as bunch solemn medieval monks in procession weighted down by their intellectual labors.
And the inaugural train procession will get first priority on the tracks.
The sisters had bound Pelagia, hand and foot, on a low marble slab in a high-ceilinged hall, and the cold seeped into her bones while she waited for the Keeper to move, ponderous, in procession from the far end.
On the way to the cemetery, we are riding in what they call a procession, one car after the other, lights on, other cars stopping to let us go.
When the prophecies are done, if the church has a baptismal font, it is now blessed, and so all go in procession to the baptistery.