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Definitions of pew

  1. long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a pen; a sheepfold. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To furnish with pews. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; - sometimes called slip. Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One of the long, fixed Petunia benches in a church. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. An inclosed seat in a church. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. An enclosed seat in church. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. An enclosed seat in a church. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. An enclosed seat in a church or chapel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. To fit or furnish with pews. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; -- sometimes called slip. Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow. mso.anu.edu.au
  12. An inclosed seat in a church. O'Hear v. De Goesbriand, 33 Vt. 600, 80 Am. Dec. 653; Trustees of Third Presbyterian Congregation v. Andruss, 21 N. J. Law, 328; Gay v. Baker, 17 Mass. 435, 9 Am. Dec. 159, thelawdictionary.org
  13. p[=u], n. an enclosed seat in a church.--ns. PEW'-FELL'OW, companion; PEW'-HOLD'ER, one who rents a pew in a church; PEW'-[=O]'PENER, an attendant who opens pews in a church; PEW'-RENT, rent paid for the use of a pew in church. [O. Fr. pui, a raised place--L. podium, a front seat in the amphitheatre--Gr. podion, orig. a footstool--pous, podos, foot.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Place (often enclosed& raised) in church appropriated to a family (family p.) or others; fixed bench with back in church; p.-rent (for p. or seats in church); (v.t.) furnish with pp., enclose in p. Hence pewage (4) n., pewless a. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [French, Latin] An inclosed seat in a church. Cabinet Dictionary

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