how to pronounce paternoster


how to improve pronunciation of paternoster

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn about each sound.

press Play to play an example pronunciation of paternoster.

video examples of paternoster pronunciation

An example use of paternoster in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… saw Paternoster elevators installed in …”

meanings of paternoster


  1. The Lord's prayer, especially in a Roman Catholic context.
  2. A tackle rig with a heavy sinker at the end of the line, and one or more hooks on traces at right angles spaced above the sinker.
  3. Every eleventh bead in a rosary, at which, while counting the beads, the Lord's Prayer is to be repeated.
  4. A medieval artisan who crafted rosary beads or prayer nuts.
  5. A patent medicine, so named because salesmen would pray the Lord's Prayer over it before selling it.
  6. A bead-like ornament in mouldings.
  7. A slow, continuously moving lift or elevator consisting of a loop of open-fronted cabins running the height of a building.
  8. A string of beads used in counting prayers that are said; a rosary.


  1. To try to catch (fish, etc.) with a paternoster rig.


  1. A surname​.