What does pulpit mean?

Definitions for pulpit
ˈpʊl pɪt, ˈpʌl-pul·pit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox(noun)

    a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it


  1. pulpit(Noun)

    A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands to conduct the sermon.

  2. pulpit(Noun)

    The railing at the bow of a boat, which sometimes extends past the deck. It is sometimes referred to as bow pulpit. The railing at the stern of the boat is sometimes referred to as as stern pulpit; other texts use the perhaps more appropriate term pushpit.

  3. Origin: From pulpitum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pulpit(noun)

    an elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching

  2. Pulpit(noun)

    the whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching

  3. Pulpit(noun)

    a desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker

  4. Pulpit(adj)

    of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence

  5. Origin: [L. pulpitum: cf. OF. pulpite, F. pulpitre.]


  1. Pulpit

    Pulpit is a speakers' stand in a church. In many Christian churches, there are two speakers' stands at the front of the church. often, the one on the left is called the pulpit. Since the Gospel lesson is often read from the pulpit, the pulpit side of the church is sometimes called the gospel side. The other speaker's stand, usually on the right, is known as the lectern. The word lectern comes from the Latin word "lectus", past participle of legere, meaning "to read", because the lectern primarily functions as a reading stand. It is typically used by lay people to read the scripture lessons, to lead the congregation in prayer, and to make announcements. Because the epistle lesson is usually read from the lectern, the lectern side of the church is sometimes called the epistle side. In other churches, the lectern, from which the Epistle is read, is located to the congregation's left and the pulpit, from which the sermon is delivered, is located on the right.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pulpit

    pōōl′pit, n. a platform for speaking from: an elevated or enclosed place in a church where the sermon is delivered: a desk.—adj. belonging to the pulpit.—ns. Pulpiteer′, Pul′piter, one who speaks from a pulpit: a preacher.—adj. Pul′pitish.—The pulpit, preachers or preaching collectively. [Fr.,—L. pulpitum, a stage.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pulpit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pulpit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pulpit in a Sentence

  1. Jamie Johnson:

    They provide a voice in the pulpit.

  2. Alfredo Barnechea:

    I'm going to pray to God...to illuminate the Archbishop of Arequipa so he doesn't use the pulpit for political commentary.

  3. Mark Meadows:

    The president has a powerful bully pulpit and a powerful tweet, i would not want to take him on in either of those concerns.

  4. First Liberty:

    No one in this country should be fired from their job for something that was said in a church or from a pulpit during a sermon.

  5. George William Curtis:

    In our time the hot abjuration to keep politics out of the pulpit is merely the way the 19th Century offers the thirty pieces of silver.

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