Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. rit·u·al
    IPA[ˈriCH(o͞o)əl]
  2. noun

    • 1. a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order:

      the role of ritual in religion the ancient rituals of Christian worship
    • 2. the prescribed order of performing a ceremony, especially one characteristic of a particular religion or church:

      she likes the High Church ritual
    • 3. a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone:

      her visits to Joy became a ritual

    adjective

    • 1. relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite:

      ritual burial
    • 2. (of an action) arising from convention or habit:

      the players gathered for the ritual pregame huddle
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: ritual, plural noun: rituals

    • noun

      a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order:

      a prescribed order for performing a ritual ceremony, especially one characteristic of a particular religion or Church:

    • adjective

      relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite:

      (of an action) arising from convention or habit:

    • noun

      the alleged sexual abuse or murder of people, especially children, supposedly committed as part of satanic rituals.
    • noun

      the alleged sexual abuse or murder of people, especially children, supposedly committed as part of satanic rituals.
  1. 4 results