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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preach  \Preach\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Preached};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Preaching}.]  [OE.  prechen  OF  preechier  F.  pr[^e]cher,  fr 
  L.  praedicare  to  cry  in  public,  to  proclaim;  prae  before  + 
  dicare  to  make  known  dicere  to  say  or  perhaps  from 
  (assumed)  LL  praedictare  See  {Diction},  and  cf 
  {Predicate},  {Predict}.] 
  1.  To  proclaim  or  publish  tidings;  specifically,  to  proclaim 
  the  gospel;  to  discourse  publicly  on  a  religious  subject, 
  or  from  a  text  of  Scripture;  to  deliver  a  sermon. 
  How  shall  they  preach,  except  they  be  sent?  --Rom. 
  x.  15. 
  From  that  time  Jesus  began  to  preach.  --Matt.  iv 
  2.  To  give  serious  advice  on  morals  or  religion;  to  discourse 
  in  the  manner  of  a  preacher. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preaching  \Preach"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  delivering  a  religious  discourse;  the  art  of 
  sermonizing;  also  a  sermon;  a  public  religious  discourse; 
  serious,  earnest  advice.  --Milner. 
  {Preaching  cross},  a  cross,  sometimes  surmounting  a  pulpit, 
  erected  out  of  doors  to  designate  a  preaching  place 
  {Preaching  friars}.  See  {Dominican}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  address  of  a  religious  nature  (usually  delivered  during  a 
  church  service)  [syn:  {sermon},  {discourse}] 
  2:  a  moralistic  rebuke;  "your  preaching  is  wasted  on  him"  [syn: 

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