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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Lord's Supper
      n 1: a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by
           consecrating bread and wine [syn: Holy Eucharist, Eucharist,
            sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy,
            Eucharistic liturgy]
      2: the traditional Passover supper of Jesus with his disciples
         on the eve of his crucifixion [syn: Last Supper]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Lord's Supper
    (1 Cor. 11:20), called also "the Lord's table" (10:21),
    "communion," "cup of blessing" (10:16), and "breaking of bread"
    (Acts 2:42).
      In the early Church it was called also "eucharist," or giving
    of thanks (comp. Matt. 26:27), and generally by the Latin Church
    "mass," a name derived from the formula of dismission, Ite,
    missa est, i.e., "Go, it is discharged."
      The account of the institution of this ordinance is given in
    Matt. 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:19, 20, and 1 Cor.
    11:24-26. It is not mentioned by John.
      It was designed, (1.) To commemorate the death of Christ:
    "This do in remembrance of me." (2.) To signify, seal, and apply
    to believers all the benefits of the new covenant. In this
    ordinance Christ ratifies his promises to his people, and they
    on their part solemnly consecrate themselves to him and to his
    entire service. (3.) To be a badge of the Christian profession.
    (4.) To indicate and to promote the communion of believers with
    Christ. (5.) To represent the mutual communion of believers with
    each other.
      The elements used to represent Christ's body and blood are
    bread and wine. The kind of bread, whether leavened or
    unleavened, is not specified. Christ used unleavened bread
    simply because it was at that moment on the paschal table. Wine,
    and no other liquid, is to be used (Matt. 26:26-29). Believers
    "feed" on Christ's body and blood, (1) not with the mouth in any
    manner, but (2) by the soul alone, and (3) by faith, which is
    the mouth or hand of the soul. This they do (4) by the power of
    the Holy Ghost. This "feeding" on Christ, however, takes place
    not in the Lord's Supper alone, but whenever faith in him is
    exercised.
      This is a permanent ordinance in the Church of Christ, and is
    to be observed "till he come" again.