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Definitions of altar

  1. the table in Christian churches where communion is given Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In the Christian Church, the Communion table; in ancient times and in heathen countries, a raised place of earth or stone, on which to offer sacrifice or burn incense to the gods. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Place for sacrifice; communion table. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A raised place for burning sacrifices or incense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The communion-table; a place of prayer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. An elevated erection for offering sacrifices; the communion table; a place of worship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A small square or round building of turf, wood, or stone, varying in height, on which animals were burnt-these were called sacrifices; the communion-table. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for altar

  1. The priest, believing this, felt that he must treat him with all possible honour, and as there was no other food ready, gave him the bread which was for use on the altar – Ten Boys from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  2. Since I came to this altar Jesus has saved me and I mean to live for Him and meet Mother over there. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
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