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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Preach v. i. [imp. & p. p. Preached p. pr. & vb. n. Preaching.]
 1. To proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon.
    How shall they preach, except they be sent?   --Rom. x. 15.
    From that time Jesus began to preach.   --Matt. iv. 17.
 2. To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Preach·ing n. The act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse; serious, earnest advice.
 Preaching cross, a cross, sometimes surmounting a pulpit, erected out of doors to designate a preaching place.
 Preaching friars. See Dominican.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a
           church service) [syn: sermon, discourse]
      2: a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him" [syn: