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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
hymn
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a hymn tune
▪ a rousing hymn tune
hymn book
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
new
▪ Many of the new hymn books include worship songs and they find widespread acceptance.
▪ On the whole, the Commission urges that new hymn tunes should be composed for new words, and viceversa.
▪ Familiar and new hymns need to be carefully combined.
▪ Happily, there are many fine new hymns and hymn books now available, including those compiled by the Jubilate Group.
▪ In New Zealand five new hymn books were published in 1989.
▪ Other printing projects for the church already under way include Sunday school materials and a new hymn book.
■ NOUN
book
▪ This year, I am delighted that my hon. Friends have at least found the same page of the hymn book.
▪ Birmingham and I are more often on the same page in the hymn book on the issues than I and Sen.
▪ The care with which Christians had treasured their Bibles, prayer books and hymn books was very touching.
▪ Sales of Bibles, hymn books, religious medallions and crucifixes are at an all-time high, he said.
▪ He liked the hymns and ever afterwards admired the Congregational hymn book.
▪ Even though they are momentarily looking at the same hymn book, they are singing different songs.
▪ They were sharing a hymn book and singing.
▪ Many large churches, however, provide hymn books in the pews.
books
▪ The care with which Christians had treasured their Bibles, prayer books and hymn books was very touching.
▪ Sales of Bibles, hymn books, religious medallions and crucifixes are at an all-time high, he said.
▪ Many large churches, however, provide hymn books in the pews.
▪ Many of the new hymn books include worship songs and they find widespread acceptance.
▪ In addition, the stewards handing out the hymn books require alerting and training in their responsibility in making the visitor welcome.
▪ Most modern hymn books contain few office hymns.
▪ Happily, there are many fine new hymns and hymn books now available, including those compiled by the Jubilate Group.
▪ In New Zealand five new hymn books were published in 1989.
sheet
▪ The papers were yellowing hymn sheets, nothing more.
▪ He thinks a tide chart is a sort of hymn sheet.
■ VERB
play
▪ Marcus leaps out of bed and starts to play Victorian hymns on the little portable organ he has in his bedroom.
▪ We would play the hymns just the way we played here at the Helios.
▪ Aunt Edie didn't play hymns.
▪ Perspiring and trembling after a dissipated night, he is nevertheless vigorous as he plays the hopeful Lutheran hymns.
▪ After the age of five she had no formal lessons, but played hymns in churches and sang in church choirs.
sing
▪ The friar could have sworn that Sir John was singing a hymn or a song under his breath.
▪ J., singing hymns and gospels with her family.
▪ Christians who want to sing their hymns but can't be bothered to get involved in their local church.
▪ The video also shows McCovery, eyes tightly closed, singing hymns in church or dripping wet after her baptism last August.
▪ Mum is singing along with the last hymn.
▪ Then, as the condemned man sang hymns with a chaplain, he bowed his head and wept.
▪ There, in predictable manner, we sing our hymns and say our prayers.
▪ At the foot of the Piccadilly Line escalator at Leicester Square a drunk man squatted, singing hymns.
write
▪ Here too he started to write hymns which he would sing to his own accompaniment on a lute.
▪ Aratus wrote his hymn to Pan after Antigonus Gonatas' victory over the Gauls in the following year.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be singing from the same hymn sheet/book
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a hymn book
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Even though they are momentarily looking at the same hymn book, they are singing different songs.
▪ He liked the hymns and ever afterwards admired the Congregational hymn book.
▪ There were two organs in the Great Chamber and hymns were often sung.
▪ This hymn is full of symbolism.
▪ This year, I am delighted that my hon. Friends have at least found the same page of the hymn book.
▪ We would play the hymns just the way we played here at the Helios.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hymn

Hymn \Hymn\, v. i. To sing in praise or adoration.
--Milton.

Hymn

Hymn \Hymn\ (h[i^]m), n. [OE. hympne, ympne, F. hymne, OF. also ymne, L. hymnus, Gr. ?; perh. akin to ? web, ? to weave, and so to E. weave.] An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thanksgiving intended to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns; Watts' hymns.

Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns.
--Col. iii. 16.

Where angels first should practice hymns, and string Their tuneful harps.
--Dryden.

Hymn book, a book containing a collection of hymns, as for use in churches; a hymnal.

Hymn

Hymn \Hymn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hymned; p. pr. & vb. n. Hymning.] [Cf. L. hymnire, Gr. ?.] To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.

To hymn the bright of the Lord.
--Keble.

Their praise is hymned by loftier harps than mine.
--Byron.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
hymn

c.1000, from Old French ymne and Old English ymen, both from Latin hymnus "song of praise," from Greek hymnos "song or ode in praise of gods or heroes," used in Septuagint for various Hebrew words meaning "song praising God." Possibly a variant of hymenaios "wedding song," from Hymen, Greek god of marriage (see hymen), or from a PIE root *sam- "to sing" (cognates: Hittite išhamai "he sings," Sanskrit saman- "hymn, song") [Watkins]. Evidence for the silent -n- dates from at least 1530.

Wiktionary
hymn

n. A song of praise or worship. vb. (context transitive English) To sing (a hymn).

WordNet
hymn

n. a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation) [syn: anthem]

hymn
  1. v. sing a hymn

  2. praise by singing a hymn; "They hymned their love of God"

Wikipedia
Hymn

A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification. The word hymn derives from Greek (hymnos), which means "a song of praise". The singing of hymns is called hymnody. Collections of hymns are known as hymnals or hymn books. Hymns may or may not include instrumental accompaniment.

Although most familiar to speakers of English in the context of Christian churches, hymns are also a fixture of other world religions, especially on the Indian subcontinent. Hymns also survive from antiquity, especially from Egyptian and Greek cultures. Some of the oldest surviving examples of notated music are hymns with Greek texts.

Hymn (disambiguation)

A hymn is a song written as a song of praise, adoration or prayer.

Hymn(s) may also refer to:

  • National hymn, a musical composition recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song
Hymn (Ultravox song)

"Hymn" is a 1982 hit single from Ultravox's sixth studio album Quartet (the third studio album recorded with vocalist Midge Ure) that reached #11 on the UK Top 40 singles chart and the Top 10 in Germany and Switzerland.

Hymn (Moby song)

"Hymn" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the first single from his 1995 album Everything Is Wrong. The single, which was radically remixed from the album original, peaked at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart. A 33-minute ambient remix was released as "Hymn.Alt.Quiet.Version".

The song is also featured on Songs to Make You Feel Good Max-Strength, the second volume of Songs to Make You Feel Good.

Hymn (software)

Hymn (stylized as hymn), which stands for Hear Your Music aNywhere is a piece of computer software, and the successor to the PlayFair program. The purpose of Hymn, according to its author (who is currently anonymous for fear of legal proceedings), is to allow people to exercise their fair use rights under United States copyright law.

The program allows the user to remove the FairPlay DRM restrictions of music bought from the iTunes Store.

Most DRM removal programs rely on re-compressing the media that is captured after it is output by iTunes. This causes some loss in quality. However, Hymn can remove DRM with no reduction in sound quality, since it captures the raw AAC stream generated by iTunes as it opens each song, and saves this data using a compression structure identical to that of the original file, preserving both the quality and the small file size. The resultant files can then be played outside of the iTunes environment, including operating systems not supported by iTunes. It works (with a plugged-in iPod) on Mac OS X, on many Unix variants, and also on Windows (with or without an iPod).

The Mac OS X version includes a drag-and-drop graphical user interface. All other platforms have only a command-line interface at this time. Prebuilt binaries are available for both Mac OS X and Windows, and the source code is available for all platforms. There is also a Java-based GUI version of the program called JHymn.

The program and its source code are available under the GNU General Public License.

JHymn superseded Hymn as the official software of The Hymn Project.

The Hymn website has announced that, because users can no longer purchase music using iTunes 5 or older, removal of iTunes DRM for now is best accomplished with the use of MyFairTunes6 or QTFairUse6. These programs currently work with the latest version of iTunes (8.0.1 as of 3 October 2008).

As of February 20, 2008, the site host received a C&D letter demanding that all downloads be removed from the site. The moderator said that "Until further notice, no links are to be posted anywhere on the site to programs that can strip DRM from any of Apple's music or videos. Any user who does so will get the link removed and a warning from us. Any further infraction will get you banned permanently.". The FAQ of the forum now says: "Anyone who posts a link to a DRM removal program will be banned. No exceptions. If you have a question about this, PM a mod.". Therefore, the program will no longer be available for download on the official website.

Hymn (Celine Dion song)

"L'hymne" is a French-language song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion and Fred Pellerin, released on 19 August 2015 as the lead single from the Quebec animated film, La guerre des tuques 3D (2015). The English-language solo version by Dion, "Hymn," was released as the lead single from the English-language version of the film, Snowtime!, on 5 February 2016.

Usage examples of "hymn".

Ashy into one beautiful palace, among great flower-gardens, where the school children will sit and sing such merry hymns, and never struggle with great pails of water up the hill of Ashy any more.

For the entire distance he was preceded by a thousand priests and bishops in the finery of their office, intoning a solemn hymn and asperging the genuflecting crowds with conifer sprigs dipped in holy water.

He would slump in his chair as Aunty Em threw pots about the stove, spilling, burning, humming hymns to herself.

Never before had she seen white camelias, never had she smelt the fragrance of the Alpine cistus, the Cape jessamine, the cedronella, the volcameria, the moss-rose, or any of the divine perfumes which woo to love, and sing to the heart their hymns of fragrance.

To drown out criticism, the Coquettes and their male counterparts began to sing a mock-worshipful hymn to the Kokotte, set to a tune so bumptiously catchy that the crowd was soon joining in the choruses.

Priests, not merely of the Thousand Temples but from every Cult, representing every Aspect of God, had clambered from the beaches or wound down from the hills to take their place in the Holy War, singing hymns, clashing cymbals, making the air bitter with incense and the noise of adulation.

In this place, where from morning till night a staff of over a hundred people hymned the praises of thrift, virtue, harmony, eupepsia and domestic contentment, the spiritual atmosphere was clamorous with financial storm, intrigue, dissension, indigestion and marital infidelity.

The holy man recognised his evangelistary, and, full of astonishment, he sang in the tepid air a hymn to the Creator and His creation.

Beatrice herself is wrapped up in the belief of her own exalted nature, and really thinks herself the Ancilla Dei, the chosen vessel into which God has poured a portion of his spirit: she preaches, she prophesies, she sings extempore hymns, and entirely fulfilling the part of Donna Estatica, she passes many hours of each day in solitary meditation, or rather in dreams, to which her active imagination gives a reality and life which confirm her in her mistakes.

With that he broke out into extempory prayer for our dear sisters, as he called them, dusted his knees, and gave out the hymn, all as pleased as Punch.

The university glee club sang the ancient scholastic song Gaudeamus Igitur with mournful respect and creamy phrasing, for they and most of the graduates, faculty members, parents, relatives and friends present in the field house thought it was a hymn instead of the rowdy drinking song it was.

When the final recessional hymn began, she slipped her purse strap over her shoulder and stood with the congregation, a hymnal in her hands.

Then followed, in successive tides, from England, the copious hymnody of the Methodist revival, both Calvinist and Wesleyan, of the Evangelical revival, and now at last of the Oxford revival, with its affluence of translations from the ancient hymnists, as well as of original hymns.

Others led little groups of laymen in prayer or hymns of praise to Phos, forming islets of dignity and deep faith in the jollier, more frivolous throng.

Thus when they had spoken in memory of their slaine companions, they tooke cups of gold, and sung hymns unto the god mars, and layd them downe to sleep.