Crossword clues for mystery
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mystery \Mys"ter*y\, n.; pl. Mysteries. [OE. mistere, OF. mestier, F. m['e]tier, L. ministerium. See Ministry.]
A trade; a handicraft; hence, any business with which one is usually occupied.
Fie upon him, he will discredit our mystery.
And that which is the noblest mystery Brings to reproach and common infamy.
A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject, often some event in the life of Christ; a dramatic composition of this character; as, the Chester Mysteries, consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century.
``Mystery plays,'' so called because acted by craftsmen.
Mystery \Mys"ter*y\ (m[i^]s"t[~e]r*[y^]), n.; pl. Mysteries (m[i^]s"t[~e]r*[i^]z). [L. mysterium, Gr. mysth`rion, fr. my`sths one initiated in mysteries; cf. myei^n to initiate into the mysteries, fr. my`ein to shut the eyes. Cf. Mute, a.]
A profound secret; something wholly unknown, or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; something which has not been or can not be explained; hence, specifically, that which is beyond human comprehension.
We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery.
--1 Cor. ii. 7.
If God should please to reveal unto us this great mystery of the Trinity, or some other mysteries in our holy religion, we should not be able to understand them, unless he would bestow on us some new faculties of the mind.
A kind of secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies; -- usually plural; as, the Eleusinian mysteries.
pl. The consecrated elements in the eucharist.
Anything artfully made difficult; an enigma.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., in a theological sense, "religious truth via divine revelation, hidden spiritual significance, mystical truth," from Anglo-French *misterie, Old French mistere "secret, mystery, hidden meaning" (Modern French mystère), from Latin mysterium "secret rite, secret worship; a secret thing," from Greek mysterion (usually in plural mysteria) "secret rite or doctrine," from mystes "one who has been initiated," from myein "to close, shut" (see mute (adj.)); perhaps referring to the lips (in secrecy) or to the eyes (only initiates were allowed to see the sacred rites).\n
\nThe Greek word was used in Septuagint for "secret counsel of God," translated in Vulgate as sacramentum. Non-theological use in English, "a hidden or secret thing," is from late 14c. In reference to the ancient rites of Greece, Egypt, etc. it is attested from 1640s. Meaning "detective story" first recorded in English 1908.
"handicraft, trade, art" (archaic), late 14c., from Medieval Latin misterium, alteration of Latin ministerium "service, occupation, office, ministry" (see ministry), influenced in form by Medieval Latin mysterium (see mystery (n.1)) and in sense by maistrie "mastery." Now only in mystery play, in reference to the medieval performances, which often were staged by members of craft guilds. The two senses of mystery formed a common pun in (secular) Tudor theater.
n. Something secret or unexplainable; an unknown.
Mystery, The Mystery, Mysteries or The Mysteries may refer to:
On June 7, 2006, the band performed a duet of "Mystery" with Chris Daughtry on the American Idol season 5 finale. This version was released via Live's official website.
The ''' Mystery ''' is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1932, by Harry Sinclair in Oxford, Maryland. She measures 34'-7" long, has a beam of 8'-8" and has a centerboard. She is noted for her very tall masts, is privately owned, and races under No. 8. She is one of the last 22 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay racing log canoes that carry on a tradition of racing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that has existed since the 1840s. She is located at Kingstown, Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Mystery is a 1990 novel by American author Peter Straub, and is the second installment in Straub's loosely connected "Blue Rose Trilogy". The novel falls into the genre of crime fiction, and was preceded by Koko and followed by The Throat. The book was published by Dutton, won the 1993 Bram Stoker Award and was a 1994 WFA nominee
Mystery is the eponymous debut EP by the Canadian rock band Mystery, released in 1992. Their shortest recording so far, it contains only 5 tracks. This album is also Mystery's only record that was not released by Unicorn Digital, and is currently their only recording that is out of print, with only 500 copies having been printed.
Mystery ( Chinese: 秘术) is a 2014 Chinese suspense thriller adventure film directed by Wu Bing. It was released on November 14, 2014.
Mystery (alternatively Riddle) is the translated title of a 1994 Mandarin album 迷 recorded by Chinese singer Faye Wong as 'Wong Ching Man' when she was based in Hong Kong.
Although she had included a few Mandarin Chinese songs in her 1993 albums No Regrets and 100,000 Whys, Mystery was her first album recorded entirely in Mandarin rather than the Hong Kong majority dialect of Cantonese. The first track "I'm Willing" (or "I Do") was an instant hit single, and the album brought Wong to fame across the region of East Asia. The track "Cold War" is a cover of Tori Amos's " Silent All These Years"; Wong had already scored a hit with her Cantonese version of this song, which had been included in her 1993 album 100,000 Whys.
Despite the inclusion of Mandarin versions of that and other Cantonese songs, Mystery was a huge hit, selling over 800,000 in Taiwan alone.
Mystery (often stylized as MYSTERY) is a Canadian rock band formed in 1986 by multi-instrumentalist Michel St-Père. The band released their debut EP in 1992 with Raymond and Gary Savoie on lead vocals, followed by their first album Theatre of the Mind in 1996 and Destiny? in 1998, both with Gary on lead vocals. In 2007 the band released their third album Beneath the Veil of Winter's Face with singer Benoît David who would record two more studio albums with the band: One Among the Living in 2010 and The World is a Game in 2012. On November 1, 2015 the band released their sixth album Delusion Rain with current singer Jean Pageau.
Mystery's current line-up is Michel St-Père, singer Jean Pageau, keyboardist Benoît Dupuis, bassist François Fournier, guitarist Sylvain Moineau and drummer Jean-Sébastien Goyette.
Mystery is a 2012 Chinese drama film directed by Lou Ye. This is Lou Ye's seventh film but only the second (with Purple Butterfly in 2003) to have been released in his own country. The story is based on a series of posts under the title of "This Is How I Punish A Cheating Man And His Mistress" , which has over one million hits. "Mystery is beautiful and violent, both in the emotions it deals with and the scenes that display them. It echoes some of contemporary China's own problems, such as corruption, money, ambiguity and morality," says Brice Pedroletti in his review on The Guardian
The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. At the 7th Asian Film Awards the film won the Asian Film Award for Best Film.
Usage examples of "mystery".
The daylight trees of July are signs of common beauty, common freshness, and a mystery familiar and abiding as night and day.
The Beast is the current Crompton, Leland, last of his line, a mystery writer who lives as a recluse in New Hampshire and suffers from acromegaly which has disfigured his features.
The tidal regularity of cerebral chemical flows, the cyclonic violence latent in the adrenergic current of the autonomic nervous system, the delicate mysteries of the sweep of oxygen atoms from pneumonic membrane into the bloodstream.
Mysteries with good reason adumbrate the immersion of the unpurified in filth, even in the Nether-World, since the unclean loves filth for its very filthiness, and swine foul of body find their joy in foulness.
Hence the Mysteries with good reason adumbrate the immersion of the unpurified in filth, even in the Nether-World, since the unclean loves filth for its very filthiness, and swine foul of body find their joy in foulness.
Underneath the radio ops were the aerologists and the slowly unraveling mystery of weather, seen now from above and outside.
Ad Lib club, 132-4, 139 Adams, John and Marina, 126, 254 Aitken, Jonathan, 228 Albufeira, Portugal, 204 album sleeve designs, 333-48, 500-506, albums, by the Beach Boys, 280-81 by the Beatles Abbey Road, 550-59, 565 Beatles: Love Songs, Beatles for Sale, 38, 173 Let It Be, 470, 534-9, 549-51, 575, 578 Magical Mystery Tour, Please Please Me, 93, 95, 153, 583 Revolver, 190, 268, 281, 290-92 Rubber Soul, 268, 278, 290 Sgt.
This youth of the time of the Alcheringa had grown, during his travels, into a young man, and yet he had had no chance to be initiated into the secrets and mysteries of his station.
She rang the bell, and the same woman who had appeared in the evening, and was most likely the secret minister and the confidante of her amorous mysteries, came in.
After all, in a world where some men could turn into bats and preferred the taste of blood to andouille gumbo, what was one more mystery?
So we both alleged a state of utter repletion, and did not solve the mystery of the contents of the cupboard,--not too luxurious, it may be conjectured, and yet kindly offered, so that we felt there was a moist filament of the social instinct running like a nerve through that exsiccated and almost anhydrous organism.
But this is unlikely: anointment was not a feature of the classical Mystery traditions.
Faber argues, from the very close similarity of all the differently named Mysteries, that they were all Arkite, all derived from one mass of traditions reaching from Noah and embodying his history.
Underneath he seethed with anxiety about the mysteries of destiny and Arneis, which seemed to be where they were bound to go.
He beheld the living mystery, whirled into the dance of pure light as the adepts interceded, calling down the singing powers sent forth by Ath Creator.