What does verger mean?

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ˈvɜr dʒərver·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vergernoun

    a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies


  1. vergernoun

    A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.

    1857 u2018We have often seen each other,' said Little Dorrit, recognising the sexton, or the beadle, or the verger, or whatever he was, u2018when I have been at church here.' u2014 Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit, Book 1, Chapter 14.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vergernoun

    one who carries a verge, or emblem of office

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Vergernoun

    an attendant upon a dignitary, as on a bishop, a dean, a justice, etc

    Etymology: [F.]

  3. Vergernoun

    the official who takes care of the interior of a church building

    Etymology: [F.]

  4. Vergernoun

    a garden or orchard

    Etymology: [F.]


  1. Verger

    A verger is a person, usually a layperson, who assists in the ordering of religious services, particularly in Anglican churches.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Verger

    From the French verge, a rod, the name borne by the custodian of a cathedral or minster, because in common with official attendants, he formerly carried a rod or staff of office.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verger in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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