To give a sermon.
* , chapter=3
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached
on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}
To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
* Bible, Isa. lxi. 1
- A local Muslim used to preach from the Quran and hadith.
To advise or recommend earnestly.
- The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek.
To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
- My master preaches patience to him.
- As ye are preached .
* practice what one preaches
* preach to the choir
* preach to the converted
(obsolete) A religious discourse.
From (etyl) peche, from (etyl) pesche (French: . See Perse.
A tree (), native to China and now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.
(senseid) The soft juicy stone fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed.
* 1915? , T S Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color.
- Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare eat a peach ?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
(informal) A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.
, date=September 15
, author=Amy Lawrence
, title=Arsenal's Gervinho enjoys the joy of six against lowly Southampton
, work=the Guardian
, passage=Arsenal's dominance was reflected in a flurry of goals before half-time – three in six minutes: first, Podolski turned the screw with a peach
of a free-kick; then Gervinho accelerated on to Mikel Arteta's beautifully crafted pass and beat Davis at his near post with conviction; and finally Southampton's defence unspooled completely when Gervinho broke to release Gibbs, whose return ball cannoned off Nathaniel Clyne for Southampton's second own goal of a sobering afternoon.}}
The large, edible berry of the , a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.
(colour) Of the color peach.
Particularly pleasing or agreeable.
* agreeable, fair, orange, paragon, rosy
* disagreeable, foul, ugly, unpleasant
* Indian peach
* lesser peach tree borer
* open peach
* peaches and cream
* Peach Melba
* peach palm
* pickle peach
* plum peach
* press peach
From (etyl) . See impeach.
(obsolete) To inform on someone; turn informer.
* 1916 , (James Joyce), ''(Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) (Macmillan Press Ltd, paperback, 21)
- If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this.
* 1913 , (Rex Stout), Her Forbidden Knight , 1997 edition, ISBN 0786704446, page 123:
- And his father had told him if he ever wanted anything to write home to him and, whatever he did, never to peach on a fellow.
(obsolete) To inform against.
- "Do you think we want to peach ? No, thank you. We may be none too good, but we won't hang a guy up, no matter who he is."
* (intransitive) sing, squeal, tattle
* keep secret