de·vo·tion noun \di-ˈvō-shən, dē-\
: a feeling of strong love or loyalty : the quality of being devoted
: the use of time, money, energy, etc., for a particular purpose
devotions : prayer, worship, or other religious activities that are done in private rather than in a religious service
a : religious fervor : piety
b : an act of prayer or private worship —usually used in plural
c : a religious exercise or practice other than the regular corporate worship of a congregation
a : the act of devoting <devotion of time and energy>
b : the fact or state of being ardently dedicated and loyal <her devotion to the cause> <filial devotion>
obsolete : the object of one's devotion
Examples of DEVOTION
- She has cared for the poor with selfless devotion.
- The devotion they felt for each other was obvious.
- The project will require the devotion of a great deal of time and money.
- They spend an hour each morning at their devotions.
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