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. Isaac Hecker:

    People used to think of vocal music as boring choir stuff, once you figured out that you can do crazy beat-boxing, awesome bass lines (and) throw everything together, you just have really cool music.

  2. Damon Albarn:

    It's a truly miraculous sound they create ... There's a whole choir, there's strings, there's soloists, there's amazing percussion. It's a really dynamic and joyous sound, we're so used to seeing Syria through the prism of news, which is entirely a negative thing. This concert will give a completely different perspective.

  3. 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.

  4. Chris Corne:

    Chelsea Whiteoak always taught us in choir that if we work hard, then we can do great things, chelsea Whiteoak was always there for me throughout high school and inspired me to take responsibility for my actions, work hard and to just be nice to everyone.

  5. Alice McMullan:

    It was just a good friendship, she had a lot of wonderful church friends. All the people in the choir were her friends. She really enjoyed all of them. She loved to sing so the choir was a big part of her life, her retirement.

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