Meaning of hosanna

ho•san•na

Pronunciation: (hō-zan'u), [key]
— interj., n., pl. v., -nas, -naed, -na•ing.
—interj.
  1. (an exclamation, originally an appeal to God for deliverance, used in praise of God or Christ.)
—n.
  1. a cry of “hosanna.”
  2. a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.
—v.t.
  1. to praise, applaud, etc.: The critics hosannaed his new play.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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