[ ah-mee-dah ]

  1. a liturgical prayer that is recited in standing position at each of the three daily services and consists of three opening blessings, three closing blessings, and one intermediate blessing on the Sabbath and holy days and 13 intermediate blessings on other days.

Origin of Amidah

From the Hebrew word ʿămīdhāh a standing

Words Nearby Amidah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for Amidah


/ (amiˈdaː, aˈmidə) /

  1. Judaism the central prayer in each of the daily services, recited silently and standing: Also called: Shemona Esrei

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012