a Scottish church
The Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
transferred from the surname.
Origin: From kirkja or cirice.
a church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church
Origin: [Scot.; cf. Icel. kirkja, of Greek origin. See Church.]
Kirk can mean "church" in general or the Church of Scotland in particular. Many place names and personal names are also derived from it.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kėrk, n. in Scotland, a church—sometimes 'the Kirk' means the Established Church specially.—ns. Kirk′in, the first attendance of a pair after marriage, of a magistrate after election; Kirk′-sess′ion, the lowest court in Presbyterian churches, being the governing body of a particular congregation; Kirk′ton (Scot.), the village in which the parish church stands; Kirk′yard, a graveyard.—Auld Kirk, the Established Church in Scotland—by association of ideas, (coll.) the whisky bottle, whisky. [A Northern Eng. form of church.]
The numerical value of kirk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of kirk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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