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Definition 1: the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where procession or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • processions were forbidden

(procession is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(procession is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of procession ) a funeral procession

(... is a kind of procession ) a ceremonial procession including people marching

(... is a kind of procession ) a procession of people traveling in motor cars

(... is a kind of procession ) a procession of people walking together

"the march went up Fifth Avenue"

(... is a kind of procession ) a procession of people traveling on horseback

(... is a kind of procession ) a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file

"we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels" "they joined the wagon train for safety"

(... is a kind of procession ) a procession of land vehicles traveling together

(... is a kind of procession ) the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

Definition 2: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for procession in the sense of this definition

(procession is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of procession ) an effort to advance

"the army made a push toward the sea"

(... is a kind of procession ) the general progression of your working or professional life

"the general had had a distinguished career" "he had a long career in the law"

(... is a kind of procession ) a steady advance

"the march of science" "the march of time"

(... is a kind of procession ) easy unobstructed progress

"after we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"

(... is a kind of procession ) advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors

"the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"

Definition 3: (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost - [noun denoting event]

Samples where procession or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the emanation of the Holy Spirit
  • the rising of the Holy Ghost
  • the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son

Synonyms for procession in the sense of this definition

(procession is a kind of ...) an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

(procession belongs to category ...) a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings

"Jewish theology" "Roman Catholic theology"

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