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Eucharist definition


This page has 3 definitions of Eucharist in English. Eucharist is a noun. Examples of how to use Eucharist in a sentence are shown. Also define these 11 related words and terms: Christianity, Christian, sacrament, Holy Communion, Communion, religious, service, Mass, Divine Liturgy, church, and elements.

See also: eucharist



From Middle English eukarist, from Old French, from Ecclesiastical Latin eucharistia, from Ancient Greek εὐχαριστία (eukharistía, gratitude, giving of thanks).


  • IPA(key): /ˈjuːkəɹɪst/, /ˈjuːkɹɪst/
  • Hyphenation: Eu‧cha‧rist, Euch‧arist


Eucharist (plural Eucharists)

  1. (Christianity) The Christian sacrament of Holy Communion.
    Synonyms: Holy Communion, Communion
    • Sacrament definition
      A sacred act or ceremony in Christianity. In Catholic theology, a sacrament is defined as "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace." (1 of 5 sacrament definitions)
    • Holy Communion definition
      A Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper of Christ, with the physical forms of bread and usually wine which are believed by certain denominations to become Christ himself or to host his spiritual presence.
  2. (by extension) A Christian religious service in which this sacrament is enacted.
    Synonyms: Holy Communion, Communion, Mass, Divine Liturgy, (informal) church
  3. The substances received during this sacrament, namely the bread and wine, seen as Christ’s body and blood.
    Synonym: the elements

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