Definition of preaching in US English:



  • See preach

    • ‘Those preachings are coming from outside the mosque.’
    • ‘Twentyfive years of his extensive preparatory tours and preachings across the length and breadth of the country clearly show his deep conviction that the people needed a new prophetic message which God had commanded him to deliver.’
    • ‘His preachings were aimed at liberating humanity from the shackles of ignorance, feudal tyranny and oppression, religious and cultural conflicts.’
    • ‘I know the church's preachings and I respect the church and I'm deeply religious but as John Kennedy said when he was president we have a separation of church and state here.’
    • ‘They are quite prepared to ignore utterly any preachings of goodwill towards all or moral behaviour to ensure their institutional power.’