1. a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
2. a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
Similar word(s): hymn
Definition categories: communication
Sentences with anthem as a noun:
- The school's anthem sang of its many outstanding qualities, and it was hard to keep a straight face while singing.
- The choir sang a selection of Christmas anthems at the service just before the big day.
1. (transitive, poetic) To celebrate with anthems.