noun com·mu·nion \kə-ˈmyü-nyən\

Communion : a Christian ceremony in which bread is eaten and wine is drunk as a way of showing devotion to Jesus Christ

: a close relationship with someone or something

: a group of Christians who have the same beliefs

Full Definition of COMMUNION

:  an act or instance of sharing
a capitalized :  a Christian sacrament in which consecrated bread and wine are consumed as memorials of Christ's death or as symbols for the realization of a spiritual union between Christ and communicant or as the body and blood of Christ
b :  the act of receiving Communion
c capitalized :  the part of a Communion service in which the sacrament is received
:  intimate fellowship or rapport :  communication
:  a body of Christians having a common faith and discipline <the Anglican communion>

Examples of COMMUNION

  1. She went to the front of the church for Communion.
  2. <gradually established a feeling of communion with her fellow physicians>


Middle English, from Latin communion-, communio mutual participation, from communis
First Known Use: 14th century
COMMUNION Defined for Kids


noun com·mu·nion \kə-ˈmyü-nyən\

Definition of COMMUNION for Kids

:  a close relationship <in communion with nature>
cap :  a Christian ceremony commemorating with bread and wine the last supper of Jesus Christ
:  a body of Christians having similar beliefs
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