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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sermon  \Ser"mon\,  n.  [OE.  sermoun,  sermun,  F.  sermon,  fr  L. 
  sermo,  -onis,  a  speaking,  discourse,  probably  fr  serer, 
  sertum,  to  join  connect;  hence  a  connected  speech.  See 
  1.  A  discourse  or  address;  a  talk;  a  writing;  as  the  sermons 
  of  Chaucer.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  2.  Specifically,  a  discourse  delivered  in  public,  usually  by 
  a  clergyman,  for  the  purpose  of  religious  instruction  and 
  grounded  on  some  text  or  passage  of  Scripture. 
  This  our  life  exempt  from  public  haunts  Finds 
  tongues  in  trees,  books  in  the  running  brooks, 
  Sermons  in  stones  and  good  in  everything.  --Shak. 
  His  preaching  much  but  more  his  practice,  wrought, 
  A  living  sermon  of  the  truths  he  taught.  --Dryden. 
  3.  Hence  a  serious  address;  a  lecture  on  one's  conduct  or 
  duty;  an  exhortation  or  reproof;  a  homily;  --  often  in  a 
  depreciatory  sense 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sermon  \Ser"mon\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  OF  sermoner,  F.  sermonner  to 
  lecture  one.] 
  To  speak;  to  discourse;  to  compose  or  deliver  a  sermon. 
  [Obs.]  --Holinshed. 
  What  needeth  it  to  sermon  of  it  more?  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sermon  \Ser"mon\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  discourse  to  or  of  as  in  a  sermon.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  2.  To  tutor;  to  lecture.  [Poetic]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  address  of  a  religious  nature  (usually  delivered  during  a 
  church  service)  [syn:  {discourse},  {preaching}] 
  2:  a  moralistic  rebuke;  "your  preaching  is  wasted  on  him"  [syn: 

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