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English noun: rite

1. rite (act) an established ceremony prescribed by a religion


SamplesThe rite of baptism.


Synonymsreligious rite


Broader (hypernym)religious ceremony, religious ritual


Narrower (hyponym)circumcision, last rites, liturgy, office, orgy, vigil, watch

2. rite (act) any customary observance or practice


Synonymsritual


Broader (hypernym)custom, usage, usance


Narrower (hyponym)betrothal, espousal, marriage, marriage ceremony, rite of passage, wedding


Part holonymceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing









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