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preaching, present participle; preached, past tense; preaches, 3rd person singular present; preached, past participle;
  1. Deliver a sermon or religious address to an assembled group of people, typically in church
    • - he preached to a large congregation
    • - our pastor will preach the sermon
  2. Publicly proclaim or teach (a religious message or belief)
    • - a church that preaches the good news
  3. Earnestly advocate (a belief or course of action)
    • - my parents have always preached toleration and moderation
  4. Give moral advice to someone in an annoying or pompously self-righteous way
    • - viewers want to be entertained, not preached at

  1. deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this Sunday"
  2. speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
  3. (preacher) someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
  4. (preaching) sermon: an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
  5. (preaching) sermon: a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him"
  6. (preachment) homily: a sermon on a moral or religious topic
  7. A sermon is an oration by a prophet or member of the clergy. Sermons address a Biblical, theological, religious, or moral topic, usually expounding on a type of belief, law or behavior within both past and present contexts. ...
  8. (Preacher (comics)) Preacher is a comic book series created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, published by the American comic book label Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, with painted covers by Glenn Fabry.
  9. (The Preacher (book)) Ecclesiastes (often abbreviated Ecc) (קֹהֶלֶת, Kohelet, variously transliterated as Kohelet, Qoheleth, Koheles, Koheleth, or Coheleth) is a book of the Hebrew Bible. The English name derives from the Greek translation of the Hebrew title.
  10. (The Preacher (Dune)) Paul Atreides (later known as Paul Muad'Dib) is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. Paul is a prominent character in the first two novels in the series, Dune (1965) and Dune Messiah (1969), and returns in Children of Dune (1976). ...
  11. (The Preacher (film)) The Preacher (De Dominee) is a 2004 Dutch thriller film about a drug lord named Klaas Donkers. The film is based on Bart Middelburg's biography of real-life drug lord Klaas Bruinsma.
  12. Give a sermon; Advocate or support verbally in an insisting, urging, or inciting manner
  13. (Preacher) a man who advises others concerning things about which he knows nothing.
  14. (Preacher) A person who delivers a sermon.
  15. (Preacher) One who proclaims monologues, or brings forth sermons or messages in relationship to the Bible. "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" (Rom. 10:14).
  16. (Preacher) Preaching is only one function of the ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church and so preacher is not an appropriate synonym for bishop, priest or deacon.
  17. (Preacher) To dream of a preacher, denotes that your ways are not above reproach, and your affairs will not move evenly. To dream that you are a preacher, foretells for you losses in business, and distasteful amusements will jar upon you. ...
  18. (Preacher) one who speaks publicly, giving a religious discourse, usually based on a text of Scripture.
  19. (preacher) One who speaks to unbelievers about {Kingdom good news}. The Bible commands all Christians to be preachers. ...
  20. (PREACHING) Not a common word in Mormonism. Their Sunday service centers on testimonies and talks given by different members each week rather than a sermon given by the bishop.
  21. (Preaching) Strict regulations of Pius X permit only those to preach in Rome who have been found worthy after a thorough examination, scientific and practical, before a special commission which issues to each successful candidate the proper authorization. ...
  22. (Preaching) The proclamation of the Gospel challenging the listener to make a commitment. It also means to deliver a sermon.
  23. (Preaching) is the giving of modified laws and statements of truth so arranged as to incline the hearer from darkness into Light, with an appeal to live in Light.
  24. (preaching) a talk or presentation exploring God's hopes for all people, often explaining a passage from the Bible
  25. 1) to deliver a sermon or 2) to speak, plead, or argue in favour of something.