Definitions for vergerˈvɜr dʒər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a church official who serves as an attendant and caretaker.
Category: Religion, British
an official who carries the verge before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary.
* Chiefly Brit..
Origin of verger:
a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies
A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.
1857 u2018We have often seen each other,u2019 said Little Dorrit, recognising the sexton, or the beadle, or the verger, or whatever he was, u2018when I have been at church here.u2019 u2014 Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit, Book 1, Chapter 14.
one who carries a verge, or emblem of office
an attendant upon a dignitary, as on a bishop, a dean, a justice, etc
the official who takes care of the interior of a church building
a garden or orchard
Translations for verger
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a garden or other area in which fruit trees are grown
a cherry orchard.
- بُسْتان فَواكِهArabic
- овощна градинаBulgarian
- pomarPortuguese (BR)
- der ObstgartenGerman
- frugthave; plantageDanish
- οπωρώνας, περιβόλι με οπωροφόραGreek
- מַטָע, פַּרדֵסHebrew
- बाग, फलोद्यानHindi
- kebun buahIndonesian
- augļu dārzsLatvian
- фруктовый садRussian
- meyve bahçesiTurkish
- 果園Chinese (Trad.)
- фруктовий садUkrainian
- vườn cây ăn quảVietnamese
- 果园Chinese (Simp.)
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