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Meaning of PATERNOSTER

Pronunciation:  'peytur'nâstur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (British) a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in a loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
  2. [n]  (Roman Catholic) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as"our father"
 

PATERNOSTER is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: elevator, lift, Lord's Prayer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pa"ter*nos`ter\, n. (Mining)
    An elevator of an inclined endless traveling chain or belt
    bearing buckets or shelves which ascend on one side loaded,
    and empty themselves at the top.
    
    
  2. \Pa"ter*nos`ter\, n. [L., Our Father.]
    1. The Lord's prayer, so called from the first two words of
       the Latin version.
    
    2. (Arch.) A beadlike ornament in moldings.
    
    3. (Angling) A line with a row of hooks and bead?shaped
       sinkers.
    
    {Paternoster pump}, {Paternoster wheel}, a chain pump; a
       noria.
    
    {Paternoster while}, the space of time required for repeating
       a paternoster. --Udall.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Agnus Dei, aid prayer, Alleluia, Anamnesis, Angelus, appeal, Ave, Ave Maria, beadroll, beads, beseechment, bidding prayer, Blessing, breviary, Canon, chaplet, Collect, Communion, Consecration, contemplation, Credo, devotions, Dismissal, entreaty, Epistle, Fraction, Gloria, Gospel, grace, Gradual, Hail Mary, impetration, imploration, intercession, Introit, invocation, Kyrie, Kyrie Eleison, Last Gospel, Lavabo, litany, meditation, obsecration, obtestation, Offertory, orison, Pax, petition, Post-Communion, prayer, prayer wheel, Preface, rogation, rosary, Sanctus, Secreta, silent prayer, suit, supplication, Tersanctus, thanks, thanksgiving, Tract
 

 

 

 

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