devotion

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
de•vo•tion /dɪˈvoʊʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.:[uncountable]His devotion to his children is plain to see.
  2. deep dedication, esp. to religion;
    consecration:[uncountable]a life of devotion to God.
  3. the act of devoting:[uncountable]demanding devotion to the Party.
  4. ReligionOften,  devotions . [plural] religious observance or prayers.
de•vo•tion•al, adj. [before a noun]devotional candles.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
de•vo•tion  (di vōshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. profound dedication;
    consecration.
  2. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
  3. an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc.:the devotion of one's wealth and time to scientific advancement.
  4. ReligionOften,  devotions. [Eccles.]religious observance or worship;
    a form of prayer or worship for special use.
  • Late Latin dēvōtiōn- (stem of dēvōtiō), equivalent. to Latin dēvōt(us) (see devote) + -iōn- -ion
  • Anglo-French)
  • Middle English devocioun ( 1150–1200
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged zeal, ardor. See  love. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

devotion /dɪˈvəʊʃən/ n
  1. (often followed by to) strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty
  2. religious zeal; piety
  3. (often plural) religious observance or prayers



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