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Definition of "procession" []

  • The act of moving along or forward; progression. (noun)
  • Origination; emanation; rise. (noun)
  • A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner. (noun)
  • The movement of such a group. (noun)
  • An orderly succession: the procession of the seasons. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "procession" in a sentence
  • "The Pope Serving at Supper: Conducted in procession from the northern transept, the Pope walks across the nave of St. Peter's to a stair which leads to a large apartment above the portico."
  • "Performances, however, have improved since defeat at Everton last month and the Blackburn manager welcomes his side's billing as the sideshow to a title procession."
  • "The Morning Herald's description of the procession is an exact transcription of the stage directions of the published version of the play, and it raises questions which cut to the quick of this opera's relation to colonial politics (176)."