Definitions of procession

  1. a collection of things moving ahead in an orderly manner
  2. the action of a body of people proceeding in a regular formation; " processions were forbidden"
  3. the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; " processions were forbidden"
  4. ( 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"
  5. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course.
  6. 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.
  7. An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without.
  8. An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling.
  9. To march in procession.
  10. To honor with a procession.
  11. Regular or orderly progress; that which moves forward, especially a train of persons in a formal march.
  12. The act of proceeding: a train of persons in a formal march.
  13. Train of persons moving.
  14. An array, as of persons, moving in order; train; array.
  15. The act of proceeding.
  16. A train of persons moving with ceremonious solemnity either on foot or on horseback; the act of issuing or proceeding from.

Usage examples for procession

  1. The carriage containing Constance had driven on ahead of the procession. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. 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
  3. To- morrow we will carry it in procession seven times round the church before we enter. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  4. Presently the procession started. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  5. 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
  6. Marjorie and Ronny happened to be the last of the little procession. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  7. 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
  8. There was the mother in that procession. – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. We asked how soon the procession would form. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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