noun, often capitalized
se·​der | \ ˈsā-dər How to pronounce seder (audio) \
plural seders also sedarim\ sə-​ˈdär-​əm How to pronounce seder (audio) , ˌse-​dä-​ˈrēm \

Definition of seder

: a Jewish home or community service including a ceremonial dinner held on the first or first and second evenings of the Passover in commemoration of the exodus from Egypt

Examples of seder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wished Jewish Britons a Happy Passover in a video message shared on social media that noted with some Yiddish at least one advantage to the Zoom seder., 30 Mar. 2021 Solon Chabad will be having in-person services every morning at 10 a.m. for the entire week while encouraging members to have seder at home. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 When Rayhan Asat attended a Passover seder last month, its contours seemed familiar and different at once — especially the tradition of leaving a seat empty at the table. Ron Kampeas,, 6 Apr. 2021 One Twitter user found the perfect culprit to criticize: a Christian woman who served a challah bread braided in the shape of a cross at her seder., 30 Mar. 2021 Rudolph, who has been portraying Vice President Kamala Harris this season, reprised the role in a skit about celebrating Passover seder. NBC News, 28 Mar. 2021 However, the sketch ended before the Passover seder even begins. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2021 Rabbi Andrew Vogel of Temple Sinai in Brookline said members of his congregation will also gather virtually for a Zoom seder on Sunday., 27 Mar. 2021 Some families are gathering in small groups for seder, especially when older adults are vaccinated. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of seder

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seder

Hebrew sēdher order

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11 Jul 2021

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“Seder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seder

: a Jewish religious service and dinner that is held on the first or first and second evenings of the Passover


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