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

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Shabbos and seders won't be the same without you, Bubbie., "Deaths in South Florida: 6/25," 25 June 2019 This decadent chocolate-drizzled cake uses matzo cake meal as well as coffee and cinnamon to create a delish after-seder treat. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "6 Passover Desserts," 1 Nov. 2013 The seder also included a tribute to one of Ru'ach's co-founders, the late Robert Glazier who died in February. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Synagogues celebrate LGBTQ community during Pride Month," 15 June 2018 Members of the local media are invited to observe the seders and/or conduct an advance interview with the organizers. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 27 Mar. 2018 The event included a pride seder haggadah modeled after a Passover one, candles lit to represent the colors of the rainbow and a chuppah in which attendees stood under while healing prayers were uttered. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Synagogues celebrate LGBTQ community during Pride Month," 15 June 2018 This year, the seder is at daughter Nancy’s in Montclair. Sally Friedman,, "I hate to share my family on Passover: A confessional," 29 Mar. 2018 The 45-minute seder will be led by Rabbi Ben Leinow and Cantor Larry Kornit, followed by catered Kosher-style dinner and festivities. Linda Mcintosh,, "Passover seders to be held starting Friday," 28 Mar. 2018 At these seders using the new haggadah, people would get into fistfights. Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, "The Freedom Seder: The anti-racism dinner party that changed American Judaism," 29 Mar. 2018

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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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The first known use of seder was in 1865

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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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