What does choir mean?

Definitions for choir
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choir(noun)

    a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony

  2. choir, consort(noun)

    a family of similar musical instrument playing together

  3. choir(verb)

    the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave

  4. choir, chorus(verb)

    sing in a choir

Wiktionary

  1. choir(Noun)

    singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together

    The church choir practices Thursday nights.

  2. choir(Noun)

    the part of a church where the choir assembles for song

  3. choir(Noun)

    one of the nine ranks or orders of angels

    Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are three of the choirs of angels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choir(noun)

    a band or organized company of singers, especially in church service

    Etymology: [OE. quer, OF. cuer, F. chur, fr. L. chorus a choral dance, chorus, choir, fr. Gr. , orig. dancing place; prob. akin to inclosure, L. hortus garden, and E. yard. See Chorus.]

  2. Choir(noun)

    that part of a church appropriated to the singers

    Etymology: [OE. quer, OF. cuer, F. chur, fr. L. chorus a choral dance, chorus, choir, fr. Gr. , orig. dancing place; prob. akin to inclosure, L. hortus garden, and E. yard. See Chorus.]

  3. Choir(noun)

    the chancel

    Etymology: [OE. quer, OF. cuer, F. chur, fr. L. chorus a choral dance, chorus, choir, fr. Gr. , orig. dancing place; prob. akin to inclosure, L. hortus garden, and E. yard. See Chorus.]

Freebase

  1. Choir

    Architecturally, the choir is the area of a church or cathedral, usually in the western part of the chancel between the nave and the sanctuary. The choir is occasionally located in the eastern part of the nave. In some monastic churches the choir occupies the western end of the nave and thus counterbalances the chancel and sanctuary. The back-choir or retro-choir is a space behind the high altar in the choir of a church, in which there is a small altar standing back to back with the other.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Choir

    kwīr, n. a chorus or band of singers, esp. those belonging to a church: the part of a church appropriated to the singers: the part of a cathedral separated from the nave by a rail or screen.—v.i. (Shak.) to sing in chorus.—ns. Choir′-or′gan, one of the departments of a cathedral organ, standing behind the great-organ, having its tones less powerful, and more fitted to accompany the voice; Choir′screen, a screen of lattice-work, separating the choir from the nave, so as to prevent general access thereto, though not to interrupt either sight or sound.—adj. Chō′ral, belonging to a chorus or choir.—ns. Chōral′, Chorale′, a simple harmonised composition, with slow rhythm: a tune written for a psalm or hymn: in R.C. usage, any part of the service sung by the whole choir.—adv. Chō′rally, in the manner of a chorus: so as to suit a choir. [Fr. chœur—L. chorus—Gr. choros.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choir' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4082

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choir' in Nouns Frequency: #2658

Anagrams for choir »

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  2. chiro

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choir in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of choir in a Sentence

  1. Maria Cora:

    We heard from members how the choir had changed their lives and how they wanted and needed to keep singing.

  2. First Liberty Institute:

    Todd Starnes Radio Show. no court has ever declared a ceremony observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day unconstitutional because it featured a gospel choir and religious language similar to those of the civil rights leaders.

  3. Kaleen Lugo:

    I was going into it expecting to tell them all the reasons why they should be practicing yoga and why it’s so beneficial, they’re just like, ‘You’re preaching to the choir, girl. We know.’.

  4. Johnnie Green:

    I have never lost that many church members in thirty days, it's unfathomable. These are people who five weeks ago were sitting in the congregation. These were active members. People who sang in the choir and served in the ministry.

  5. Camille Cortes:

    It was really devastating for all of us knowing that we might not get the opportunity to sing together anymore, our choir is more of a family.

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