prayer

prayer(
prehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (devout request)
a. la oración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Did you say your prayers before going to bed?¿Rezaste tus oraciones antes de irte a la cama?
b. la plegaria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Before going out, I always say a prayer to my guardian angel.Antes de salir a la calle, siempre le ofrezco una plegaria a mi ángel de la guarda.
c. el rezo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
May someone hear my prayer and get me out of here.Que alguien escuche mi rezo y que me saque de aquí.
2. (activity)
a. la oración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My dad is someone who believes in the power of prayer.Mi papá es alguien que cree en el poder de la oración.
b. el rezo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Prayer was obligatory at my Catholic elementary school.El rezo era obligatorio en mi escuela primaria católica.
3. (service)
a. el oficio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Morning prayer is at 11 a.m.El oficio de la mañana es a las once de la mañana.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(chance)
a. la posibilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I know I don't have a prayer of winning, but I'm going to try anyway.Sé que no tengo posibilidad de ganar, pero lo voy a intentar de todos modos.
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prayer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la oración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to say one's prayersrezar las oraciones
to say a prayerrezar una oración
her prayer had been answeredsus súplicas habían sido atendidas
2. (fam fig)
a.
he doesn't have a prayerno tiene ninguna posibilidad, no tiene nada que hacer
prayer beadsrosario m
prayer bookdevocionario m
prayer matesterilla que utilizan los musulmanes para el rezo
prayer meetingreunión de creyentes, generalmente protestantes, para rezar en grupo
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prayer [prɛəʳ]
noun
1 (Rel) oración (f); rezo (m); (entreaty) oración (f); plegaria (f)
a prayer for peace una oración por la paz; Lord, hear our prayer Señor, escucha nuestras plegarias or súplicas; the Book of Common Prayer la liturgia de la Iglesia Anglicana; to be at one's prayers estar rezando; they offered (up) prayers of thanks ofrecían rezos en acción de gracias; to say one's prayers orar; rezar; say a prayer for me reza por mí; he didn't have a prayer no tenía ni la menor posibilidad
2 (as service) oficio (m)
morning/evening prayer(s) oficio (m) de maitines/vísperas
modifier
prayer beads (n) rosario (m)
prayer book (n) devocionario (m); misal (m)
prayer mat (n) alfombra (f) de rezo
prayer meeting (n) reunión (f) de oraciones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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