What does place of worship mean?

Definitions for place of worship

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word place of worship.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. place of worship, house of prayer, house of God, house of worship(noun)

    any building where congregations gather for prayer


  1. Place of worship

    A place of worship is a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study. A building constructed or used for this purpose is sometimes called a house of worship. Temples, churches, and mosques are examples of structures created for worship. A monastery, particularly for Buddhists, may serve both to house those belonging to religious orders and as a place of worship for visitors. Natural or topographical features may also serve as places of worship, and are considered holy or sacrosanct in some religions; the rituals associated with the Ganges river are an example in Hinduism. Under International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions, religious buildings are offered special protection, similar to the protection guaranteed hospitals displaying the Red Cross or Red Crescent. These international laws of war bar firing upon or from a religious building. Religious architecture expresses the religious beliefs, aesthetic choices, and economic and technological capacity of those who create or adapt it, and thus places of worship show great variety depending on time and place.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of place of worship in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of place of worship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Monte Talmadge:

    There was an overwhelming feeling that made me drive here, a church is a place of worship, not a place for killing.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Mother-in-laws often go the place of worship to gossip against their daughter-in-laws and the daughter-in-laws often organise a kitty bash to orally lash out own ire against their mother-in-laws.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Mother Emanuel is, in fact, more than a church, this is a place of worship that was founded by African-Americans seeking liberty. This is a church that was burned to the ground because its worshipers worked to end slavery. When there were laws banning all-black church gatherings, they conducted services in secret.

  4. David Saperstein:

    During my visit in August, I found that despite widespread continuing government abuses and restrictions, many place of worship were nonetheless full and flourishing, in areas of the country where the government's hand was lighter, faith-based social service and welfare agencies operate homeless shelters, orphanages, soup kitchens, and made highly positive contributions to the well-being of their society.

Images & Illustrations of place of worship

  1. place of worshipplace of worshipplace of worship

Translations for place of worship

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for place of worship »


Find a translation for the place of worship definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these place of worship definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"place of worship." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 19 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/place of worship>.

Are we missing a good definition for place of worship? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for place of worship:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.