[ɹ_ˈaɪ_t], [ɹˈa͡ɪt], [ɹˈa‍ɪt]

Definitions of rite:

  1.   A religious usage or ceremony. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Religious usage or ceremony. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A formal act of religion; any solemn ceremony; as, the rite of marriage; a prescribed religious form. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A formal act of religious worship; external observance; form; ceremony. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A religious ceremony. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for rite:

  1. My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them. – Winston Churchill
  2. Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage. – Danny Glover
  3. My rite of passage into my brave new world, life on the road. – Kenny Loggins
  4. And this speaks to the larger problem that no one wants to talk about: the restoration of the Roman rite is a precondition for a long -term fix for the problem. – Richard Morris
  5. When we're at the end of The Rite of Spring or of a Bruckner symphony, I want people to feel the music physically. – Esa-Pekka Salonen

Usage examples for rite:

  1. There wilt thou purify thyself by just preparation for the rite – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. The grossness of the act, the mere animal and mechanical function of furnishing supplies, can be so larded with wit and wisdom, with love and good- will, with pleasant talk, interchange of civilities and courtesies, and all the light, sweet, gentle amenities of life, that a bare act becomes almost a rite – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  3. Similarly the baptism of blood, the taurobolium, was supposed to secure eternal happiness, at any rate if death occurred within twenty years after the ceremony; when that interval had elapsed, it was common to renew the rite – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  4. Like baptism, it is a worthless and meaningless rite unless the man and the woman have been born again into the Spirit, released from the law. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. Yet would that thou, with me and mine, Hadst heard this never- failing rite And seen on other faces shine A true revival of the light Which nature, and these rustic powers, In simple childhood, spread through ours! ” – In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) by Harrison S. Morris
  6. That afternoon the clergyman whose church Mrs. Conway usually attended, called to see Mrs. Miller, who suggested that both the children should receive the rite of baptism. ” – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  7. The peasant and the philosopher reverence the same deity, perform the same rite they do not mean the same thing, but they do not quarrel on this account. ” – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  8. On the one hand he urged the sacred and inviolable character of the marriage rite and on the other he shewed how the wife was bound to submit to her husband in all things. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. Before and immediately after the Holocaust, there were still primitive societies on Earth which made a rather hard ordeal out of the Rite of Passage- the ceremony that enabled a boy to become a Man, if he passed the tests. ” – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  10. “ I only paid that"- and he held up his fingers again as though it was a sacred rite for the lot. ” – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker

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