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ostensoriums

ostensoriums is a plural form of ostensorium

ostensorium

Definition:

a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plurals:

ostensoria | ostensoriums

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Medieval Latin ostēnsōrium, from Latin ostēnsus, past participle of ostendere,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Monstrance | ostensorium

the vessel used in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches to display the consecrated Eucharistic host, during Eucharistic adoration or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Created in the medieval period for the public display of relics,... (37 of 1395 words, 12 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Monstrance

Britannica Encyclopedia:

monstrance [liturgical vessel] | ostensorium [synonym]

in the Roman Catholic church and some other churches, a vessel in which the eucharistic host is carried in processions and is exposed during certain ... (25 of 140 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/390349​/monstrance

Merriam-Webster:

monstrance | ostensorium [monstrance] | ostensoria [monstrance, plural]

a vessel in which the consecrated Host is exposed for the adoration of the faithful (15 of 56 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/monstrance

Collins Dictionary:

monstrance [Roman Catholic Church] | ostensory [Roman Catholic] | ostensories [Roman Catholic, plural] | ostensorium [Roman Catholic]

a receptacle, usually of gold or silver, with a transparent container in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration (20 of 227 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/monstrance

American Heritage Dictionary:

monstrance [Roman Catholic] | ostensorium [synonym] | ostensoria [Roman Catholic, plural] | ostensories [Roman Catholic, plural]

A receptacle in which the host is held. (8 of 42 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/monstrance

Random House Dictionary:

monstrance [Roman Catholic] | ostensorium [synonym] | ostensory [synonym] | ostensoria [Roman Catholic, plural] | ostensories [Roman Catholic, plural]

a receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration. (11 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/monstrance

Wiktionary:

ostensorium | ostensoria [plural]

An ostensory, or monstrance. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ostensorium

Oxford Dictionary:

monstrance [Roman Catholic] | ostensory | ostensories [plural]

an open or transparent receptacle in which the consecrated Host is displayed for veneration (14 of 56 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/monstrance

New World Dictionary:

monstrance [Roman Catholic]

a receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration (11 of 31 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/monstrance

Macmillan British Dictionary:

vessel [countable] | vessels [plural]

[formal] a large boat or ship | [biology] a tube in people, animals, or plants through which liquid flows | [formal] a bowl or other open container ... (25 of 61 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/vessel

Cambridge Dictionary:

vessel [entry 1, formal]

a large boat or a ship (6 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vessel 1

vessel [entry 2, formal]

a curved container which is used to hold liquid (9 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vessel 2

vessel [entry 3, literary]

a person who has a particular quality or who is used for a particular purpose (15 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vessel 3

vessel [entry 4]

a tube that carries liquids such as blood through the body (11 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vessel 4

Encarta Dictionary:

monstrance | monstrances [plural] | ostensorium [Christianity] | ostensoria [Christianity, plural] | ostensories [Christianity, plural] | ostensory [Christianity]

a large gold or silver container in which the Host is placed and then shown to the congregation for adoration in a Roman Catholic Mass (25 of 52 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631101​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

ostensorium [Roman Catholic] | ostensoria [plural] | ostensories [plural]

Origin: Medieval Latin ostēnsōrium, from Latin ostēnsus, past participle of ostendere, to show; see "ostensible".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ostensorium

Merriam-Webster:

ostensorium | ostensoria [plural]

First use: about 1772

Origin: Medieval Latin, from Latin ostendere

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ostensorium

Oxford Dictionary:

ostensory | ostensories [plural]

First use: early 18th century

Origin: medieval Latin ostensorium, from ostens- "stretched out to view" (see "ostensible")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ostensory

Collins Dictionary:

ostensory [Roman Catholic] | ostensories [plural]

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin ostensorium; see ostensible

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ostensory

Encarta Dictionary:

ostensorium [Christianity] | ostensoria [plural] | ostensory: ostensories [plural] | ostensories [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: medieval Latin from past participle of Latin ostendere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635633​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

ostensorium

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ostensorium"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ostensorium"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "ostensorium" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ostensorium

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ostensorium

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ostensorium"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ostens​04 word=ostensorium

YourDictionary Audio:

ostensorium

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ostensorium"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ostensorium

Collins Dictionary:

ostensory [Roman Catholic] | ostensories [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ostensory"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ostensory

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