Meaning of anthem

an•them

Pronunciation: (an'thum), [key]
— n.
  1. a song, as of praise, devotion, or patriotism: the national anthem of Spain; our college anthem.
  2. a piece of sacred vocal music, usually with words taken from the Scriptures.
  3. a hymn sung alternately by different sections of a choir or congregation.
—v.t.
  1. to celebrate with or in an anthem.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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