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Noun prayer has 5 senses
  1. prayer, supplication - the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
    --1 is a kind of worship
    --1 has particulars: devotion; blessing, benediction
    Derived form: verb pray1
  2. prayer, petition, orison - reverent petition to a deity
    --2 is a kind of request, asking
    --2 has particulars:
     prayer wheel; benediction, blessing; collect; commination; deprecation; grace, blessing, thanksgiving; intercession; invocation, supplication; requiescat
    Derived form: verb pray1
  3. entreaty, prayer, appeal - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
    --3 is a kind of request, asking
    --3 has particulars:
     adjuration; demagoguery, demagogy; supplication, plea; solicitation; suit; courtship, wooing, courting, suit
  4. prayer - a fixed text used in praying
    --4 is a kind of
    sacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious text
    --4 has particulars:
     Agnus Dei; Angelus; Ave Maria, Hail Mary; Canticle of Simeon, Nunc dimittis; Evening Prayer, evensong; Kol Nidre; Litany; Lord's Prayer; Mass; Shema
    Derived form: verb pray1
  5. prayer, supplicant - someone who prays to God
    --5 is a kind of religionist, religious person
    --5 has particulars: beadsman, bedesman
    Derived form: verb pray1
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