Definitions of procession

  1. the act of moving forward toward a goal
  2. a collection of things moving ahead in an orderly manner
  3. the action of a body of people proceeding in a regular formation; " processions were forbidden"
  4. the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; " processions were forbidden"
  5. ( theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; " 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"
  6. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course.
  7. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession.
  8. An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without.
  9. An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling.
  10. To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as lands.
  11. To march in procession.
  12. To honor with a procession.
  13. Regular or orderly progress; that which moves forward, especially a train of persons in a formal march.
  14. The act of proceeding: a train of persons in a formal march.
  15. Train of persons moving.
  16. An array, as of persons, moving in order; train; array.
  17. The act of proceeding.
  18. A train of persons moving with ceremonious solemnity either on foot or on horseback; the act of issuing or proceeding from.

Quotes of procession

  1. As we moved along in a little procession I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns. – Mary Antin
  2. In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath. I could not hear the rhythm of the march. – Kate Chopin
  3. It is greater than the stars- that moving procession of human energy; greater than the palpitating earth and the things growing thereon. – Kate Chopin
  4. Rome- the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. – George Eliot
  5. If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  6. You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession – John Huston
  7. The later it gets the more disturbed the city becomes. I go with Albert through the streets. Men are standing in groups at every corner. Rumours are flying. It is said that the military have already fired on a procession of demonstrating workers. – Erich Maria Remarque
  8. It is an endless procession of surprises. The expected rarely occurs and never in the expected manner. – Vernon A. Walters

Usage examples for procession

  1. The two men who in the morning had visited the Pastophorium had also followed in the procession with the royal family. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The street grew empty, and the Eletto's mother was only followed by a few of her son's friends; no priest led the procession – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Presently the procession started. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  4. Marjorie and Ronny happened to be the last of the little procession – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  5. As note calls to note, so thought calls to thought, and feeling to feeling, and the last word is an answer to the first of the inevitable procession – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  6. As a hunter of game I watched that endless human procession on and off the front pages of papers, the men who were for the moment news. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  7. The carriage containing Constance had driven on ahead of the procession – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  8. The sad little procession moved quietly enough up the stairs, and along the corridor to M. Linders' room. – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  9. I was tryin' to hurry 'em along, but that Pilot, he heads the procession and on he goes at a funeral march pace. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  10. There was the mother in that procession – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  11. It is a long procession and its end is far off. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  12. From the City Hall the procession proceeded to the New York Approach to the Bridge. – Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883 by William C. Kingsley Seth Low Franklin Edson
  13. As she turned to go the little one ran after her crying; she took him in her arms and carried him back to his mother, and then went on to her own room to dress herself and her sister for the procession – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. As Abner spoke, the procession set forth. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  15. I saw that this afternoon- it came to me like a flash when the procession passed. – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  16. In the meantime, you can walk about the town; to- morrow I will take you to where you can behold the grand procession and then we will try what we can do to assist you in your search. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  17. To- morrow we will carry it in procession seven times round the church before we enter. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  18. Gentlemen, I trust that you will all do us the honor to come, she added, stopping the procession to address the two Cruchots. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  19. We asked how soon the procession would form. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  20. At the next moment the Ruby King and Saya Chone rode forward, and took their places at the head of the procession – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore