Definition of Seder in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsādər/ /ˈseɪdər/


  • A Jewish ritual service and ceremonial dinner for the first night or first two nights of Passover.

    as modifier ‘a Seder meal’
    • ‘Most Jews in some way participate in a Passover Seder and observe Yom Kippur.’
    • ‘We still began the Passover Seder and ended Yom Kippur by references to exile, but our heart wasn't into it.’
    • ‘Throughout the world, Messianic congregations hold elaborate and well-publicized Passover Seders.’
    • ‘Perhaps the oldest example of the model of continuous retransformation is the Passover Seder.’
    • ‘Having that kind of discussion is exactly the point of the Passover Seder.’
    • ‘Last night we had our Passover Seder, which was so much fun.’
    • ‘The last words of the Passover Haggadah, the liturgy used for the Seder, are a good example.’
    • ‘Many sing this list, but its purpose goes beyond a simple song to open the Seder before the serious rituals begin.’
    • ‘It is at this point that the Seder becomes a ceremony that we merely perform.’
    • ‘I had never seen it here, but an essential ingredient of the Passover Seder is four cups of wine or at least grape juice.’
    • ‘Thus matzos play a special role in the ceremonial, symbol-laden Passover meal, or Seder.’
    • ‘The evening meal, called a Seder, is designed to appeal to people of all ages so that the story might be passed down through the ages.’
    • ‘Passover is coming and this is a wonderful opportunity to think about a Jew who may be alone, in need of an invitation to join your Seder.’
    • ‘About twenty years ago, a Jewish friend of mine invited me to attend a Seder at the home of her friends on the south side of Syracuse.’
    • ‘You'd think that with all the candles and wine that a Seder would be a pretty romantic meal.’
    • ‘Whichever style of plate graces your Seder, it is a self-contained story of the celebration.’
    • ‘My attendance at the Seder unexpectedly brought these recollections and reflections to mind.’


From Hebrew sēḏer ‘order, procedure’.