1. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.
2. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.
3. Rom. Antiq. A religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success, and also, in times of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.
Syn: -- Entreaty; petition; solicitation; craving.
n 1: a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
2: a humble request for help from someone in authority [syn: plea]
3: the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a
petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving);
"the priest sank to his knees in prayer" [syn: prayer]