Definitions for Churchtʃɜrtʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Church
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a building for public Christian worship.
a religious service in a church.
(cap.) the whole body of Christian believers; Christendom. any major division of this body; a Christian denomination.
a Christian congregation.
organized religion as distinguished from the state.
(cap.) the Christian Church before the Reformation.
the profession of an ecclesiastic.
(v.t.)to perform a church service for (a woman after childbirth).
Origin of church:
bef. 900; ME chir(i)che, OE cir(i)ce蠐 Gk kȳri(a)kón (dôma) the Lord's (house); akin to D kerk, G Kirche, ON kirkja. See kirk
church, Christian church(noun)
one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
church, church building(noun)
a place for public (especially Christian) worship
"the church was empty"
church service, church(noun)
a service conducted in a house of worship
"don't be late for church"
the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church
"our church is hosting a picnic next week"
perform a special church rite or service for
"church a woman after childbirth"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a Christian place of worship
to go to church on Sunday; people sitting in church; an old brick church
one of the types of churches in the Christian religion
the Methodist Church
A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place.
A Christian religious organization, local or general.
A group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general.
These worshippers comprise the Church of Christ.
Religious service held at a church.
She wanted to be married in church.
A time of public worship; a worship service.
To conduct a religious service for (a woman) after childbirth.
To educate someone religiously, as in in a church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: used with preceding the.
a building set apart for Christian worship
a Jewish or heathen temple
a formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together
a body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church
the collective body of Christians
any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm
the aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil
to bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women
A church building, often simply called a church, is a building used for religious activities, particularly worship services. The term in its architectural sense is most often used by Christians to refer to their religious buildings but can be used by other religions. In traditional Christian architecture, the church is often arranged in the shape of a Christian cross. When viewed from plan view the longest part of a cross is represented by the aisle and the junction of the cross is located at the altar area. Towers or domes are often added with the intention of directing the eye of the viewer towards the heavens and inspiring church visitors. Modern church buildings have a variety of architectural styles and layouts; many buildings that were designed for other purposes have now been converted for church use; and, similarly, many original church buildings have been put to other uses.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A place where the Anointed of the Lord palm themselves off on one another. 2. A hall of echoes. 3. A counterpane for the dead. 4. An edifice wherein inspired fogyism gets its final degree.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Church' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #443
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Church' in Written Corpus Frequency: #769
Rank popularity for the word 'Church' in Nouns Frequency: #132
Translations for Church
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a building for public Christian worship.
- igrejaPortuguese (BR)
- die KircheGerman
- 教堂Chinese (Trad.)
- nhà thờVietnamese
- 教堂Chinese (Simp.)
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