What does place of worship mean?

Definitions for place of worship

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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.

  5. Regina Rodriguez:

    . Shortly before the couple were buried, the gunman’s first wife spoke publicly for the first time since the massacre. Tessa Brennaman said Tessa Brennaman lived in constant fear of Kelley, a former airman, and said he had once placed a handgun against Tessa Brennaman head and threatened to kill Tessa Brennaman. He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, Brennaman, 25, told CBS’s Inside Edition. In 2012, while stationed at an Air Force base in New Mexico, Kelley received a court-martial conviction for physically abusing Brennaman and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull. At the Grace Bible Church in La Vernia where the Richard Rodriguez funeral service was held, about 500 people gathered to hear tributes to the couple, who were married in 2006. Rodriguez’s first wife died 15 years ago. Richard Rodriguez only child, daughter Regina Rodriguez, 33, said it was a small comfort that Regina Rodriguez father and Therese died together, deeply in love and inside their place of worship. What a perfect way to leave this world, not one of them going through mourning and burying each other, because I know that my dad could n’t do it again.

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