What does kirk mean?

Definitions for kirkkɜrk, kɪrk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word kirk.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kirk(noun)

    a Scottish church


  1. kirk(Noun)

    a church.

  2. Kirk(ProperNoun)

    The Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

  3. Kirk(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  4. Origin: From kirkja or cirice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kirk(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Scot.; cf. Icel. kirkja, of Greek origin. See Church.]


  1. Kirk

    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

  1. Kirk

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kirk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kirk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Cynthia Shepherd:

    Kirk is a special person to me.

  2. James Cawley:

    I always wanted to play Capt. Kirk.

  3. Hugh Doyle:

    The Kirk wanted immediately to be reunited with The Kirk family.

  4. John Wayne:

    Kirk Douglas: Mine hit the ground first. John Wayne: Mine was taller.

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