1. A discourse delivered in public by a licensed clergymen for the purpose of religious instruction, and usually grounded on some text or passage of Scripture. Sermons are extemporary addresses or written discourses.
His preaching much, but more his practice wrought,
A living sermon of the truths he taught. Dryden.
2. A printed discourse.
SER'MON, verb transitive
1. To discourse as in a sermon [Little Used.]
2. To tutor; to lesson; to teach. [Little Used.]
SER'MON, verb intransitive To compose or deliver a sermon [Little Used.]