|Origin:||hymnus 'song of praise', from Greek hymnos|
a song of praise to God:
He liked to sing hymns as he worked.
a book, film, song etc that strongly praises a person or idea:
Their first single was a hymn to selfishness called 'Looking After Number One'.
3 British English
used to say that two or more people understand each other and are thinking about something in the same way