noun ro·sa·ry \ˈrō-zə-rē, ˈrōz-rē\

: a string of beads that are used by Roman Catholics for counting prayers

the Rosary : a set of Roman Catholic prayers that are repeated in a specific order

plural ro·sa·ries

Full Definition of ROSARY

often capitalized :  a Roman Catholic devotion consisting of meditation on usually five sacred mysteries during recitation of five decades of Hail Marys of which each begins with an Our Father and ends with a Gloria Patri
:  a string of beads used in counting prayers especially of the Roman Catholic rosary

Origin of ROSARY

Medieval Latin rosarium, from Latin, rose garden, from neuter of rosarius of roses, from rosa rose
First Known Use: 1547
ROSARY Defined for Kids


noun ro·sa·ry \ˈrō-zə-rē\
plural ro·sa·ries

Definition of ROSARY for Kids

:  a string of beads used in counting prayers
Medical Dictionary


noun ro·sa·ry \ˈrōz-(ə-)rē\
plural ro·sa·ries

Medical Definition of ROSARY

:  beading


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