rite

[ɹ_ˈaɪ_t], [ɹˈa͡ɪt], [ɹˈa‍ɪt]

Definitions of rite:

  1.   The act of performing divine or solemn service, as established by law, precept, or custom; a formal act of religion or other solemn duty; a solemn observance; a ceremony; as, the rites of freemasonry. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   A solemn or religious ceremony. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   any customary observance or practice – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   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.
  5.   Religious usage or ceremony. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   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.
  7.   an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; " the rite of baptism" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   A religious usage or ceremony. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   A religious ceremony. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for rite:

  1. I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that. – Orlando Bloom
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. My rite of passage into my brave new world, life on the road. – Kenny Loggins
  5. 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
  6. You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic music program of any quality, consistent with the Roman rite tradition. – Richard Morris
  7. 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
  8. Cinema was my rite of passage. – John Singleton
  9. The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage. – Pete Townshend

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 kindly life in house or street; The life of prayer, and mystic rite The student's search for truth and light; These paths at one great junction meet. ” – Poems of Experience by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  3. “ Augustine made no protest, so sure was he that what he himself had taught him before he was taken ill would have more influence than a rite administered without his knowledge or consent. ” – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  4. 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
  5. Did Paul say that because circumcision was a Jewish rite – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. In these days whin a man gets to be a gin'ral because he's been a long time a doctor or because he's supprissed a naygur rite 'tis me that wud go boundin' up to th' top iv th' laddher. ” – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  10. The rite was in its nature a secret one. ” – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  11. His father being a Greek, he had never been subjected to the rite of circumcision. ” – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  12. But she is so happy in your approval of her marriage, which is to take place before the 'sindaco' to- morrow, We shall only have the civil rite she feels that it is more American, and we are all coming home to Lion's Head in the spring to live and die true Americans. ” – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. “ 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
  17. 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
  18. He had written the note at the Rite Hotel, but when, assuming this was his address, she had called him up on her arrival, she had received the information that he was not stopping there, nor had been. ” – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton

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