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Definitions of nave

  1. the central area of a church Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The navel. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the aisles. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; - called also hub or hob. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The middle or body of a church, extending from the chancel to the main entrance; the center or hub of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The middle or body of a church, distinct from the aisles or wings, so called from the resemblance of the roof to the hull of a ship, or because the church of Christ was often likened to a ship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The hub or piece of wood, etc., in the centre of a wheel, through which the axle passes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Middle part of a church; part of a wheel through which the axle passes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The main body of a church, between the aisles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The hub of a wheel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The middle or body of a church, extending from the chancel or choir to the principal entrance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The thick piece of timber in the centre of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The centre part of a wheel in which the spokes are inserted, and through which the axle passes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. The middle part or body of a church extending from the choir to the principal entrance; the part of a church between the wings or aisles. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also hub or hob. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. (Heb. gao ), anything convex or arched, as the boss of a shield, ( Job 15:26 ) the eyebrows, ( Leviticus 14:9 ) an eminent place. ( Ezekiel 16:31 ) It is rendered once only in the plural, "naves," ( 1 Kings 7:33 ) meaning the centres of the wheels in which the spokes are inserted i.e. the hubs. In ( Ezekiel 1:18 ) it is rendered twice "rings," and margin "strakes," an old word apparently used for the nave (hub) of a wheel and also more probably for the felloe or the tire, as making the streak or stroke upon the ground. biblestudytools.com
  17. n[=a]v, n. the middle or main body of a church, distinct from the aisles or wings.--n. N[=A]'VARCH, a Greek admiral. [Fr. nef--L. navis, a ship.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. n[=a]v, n. the hub or piece of wood, &c., in the centre of a wheel, through which the axle passes.--v.t. to form as a nave. [A.S. nafu, nave; cf. Dut. naaf, Ger. nabe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Central block of wheel holding axle& spokes, hub. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Body of church from inner door to chancel or choir, usu. separated by pillars from aisles. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. [O.E. nafu.] The centre of a wheel. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The piece of timber or other material in the centre of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted; the hub or hob;- the middle or body of a church, extending from the choir, transept, or chancel, to the western porch or principal entrance. Cabinet Dictionary

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