Simple Definition of devotion
: 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
Full Definition of devotion
1 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
2 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>
3 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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DEVOTION Defined for Kids
Definition of devotion
1 : deep love or loyalty
2 : an act of giving (as effort or time) to something <His devotion of many hours of work was rewarded.>
3 : a religious exercise or practice (as prayers) especially that is private
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