Definition of Reredos

1. Noun. A painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table.

Exact synonyms: Altarpiece
Generic synonyms: Screen



Definition of Reredos

1. n. A screen or partition wall behind an altar.

Definition of Reredos

1. Noun. a screen or decoration behind the altar in a church, usually depicting religious iconography or images. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reredos

1. an ornamental screen behind an altar [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Reredos

1. A screen or partition wall behind an altar. The back of a fireplace. The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in the center of ancient halls. [Also spelt reredosse. Origin: From rear + F. Dos back, L. Dorsum. Cf. Dorsal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Reredos

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1. The Cathedral Church of Gloucester: A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief by Henri Jean Louis Joseph Massé (1898)
"Below is the reredos, designed by Sir GG Scott, presented by the Treasurer of the ... This reredos was unveiled with much pomp and ceremony in 1873, ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock (1879)
"The open fire-heart h, frequently used in ancient domestic halls, was likewise called a reredos.— reredos of Altar ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Crosses are represented on the ends also, with angels in various attitudes. The famous reredos of St. Mark's, Venice, known as the Pala d'oro, ..."

4. The Cathedral Church of Lichfield: A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief by A. B. Clifton (1900)
"The reredos is a very gorgeous piece of work, but it must be confessed that the effect is ... However, tastes differ, and this reredos has its admirers. ..."

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