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prayer/ˈpreɚ/noun
pluralprayers
prayer
/ˈpreɚ/
noun
pluralprayers
Learner's definition of PRAYER  
[count] 
: words spoken to God especially in order to give thanks or to ask for something— often + for
   b : a fixed set of words that are spoken to God
— see also lord's prayer
[noncount] : the act of speaking to God: the act of praying
[count] : a strong hope or wish
prayers [plural] : a meeting at which people pray together
[singular]informal : a slight chance of doing or getting something— usually used in negative statements

on a wing and a prayer

— see 1wing
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