praying

1. noun
The act of saying a prayer.
Of or pertaining to prayer.

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  • Praying — Pray ing, a. & n. from {Pray}, v. [1913 Webster] {Praying insect}, {Praying locust}, or {Praying mantis} (Zo[ o]l.), a mantis, especially {Mantis religiosa}. See {Mantis}. {Praying machine}, or {Praying wheel}, a wheel on which prayers are pasted …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praying — Pray Pray, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Praying}.] [OE. preien, OF. preier, F. prier, L. precari, fr. prex, precis, a prayer, a request; akin to Skr. prach to ask, AS. frignan, fr[=i]nan, fricgan, G. fragen, Goth. fra[ i]hnan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • praying — adj. pertaining to prayer, pertaining to an appeal to God preɪ v. praise or appeal to God in words or thought; request, ask, make a petition, seek …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Praying insect — Praying Pray ing, a. & n. from {Pray}, v. [1913 Webster] {Praying insect}, {Praying locust}, or {Praying mantis} (Zo[ o]l.), a mantis, especially {Mantis religiosa}. See {Mantis}. {Praying machine}, or {Praying wheel}, a wheel on which prayers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praying locust — Praying Pray ing, a. & n. from {Pray}, v. [1913 Webster] {Praying insect}, {Praying locust}, or {Praying mantis} (Zo[ o]l.), a mantis, especially {Mantis religiosa}. See {Mantis}. {Praying machine}, or {Praying wheel}, a wheel on which prayers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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