Definition of Church

1. Noun. One of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship.

2. Verb. Perform a special church rite or service for. "Church a woman after childbirth"
Generic synonyms: Perform

3. Noun. A place for public (especially Christian) worship. "The church was empty"

4. Noun. A service conducted in a house of worship. "Don't be late for church"

5. Noun. The body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church. "Our church is hosting a picnic next week"
Generic synonyms: Body
Group relationships: Christendom, Christianity

Definition of Church

1. n. A building set apart for Christian worship.

2. v. t. To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.

Definition of Church

1. Proper noun. (Mormonism) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: used with preceding ''the''. ¹

2. Noun. A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place. ¹

3. Noun. A Christian religious organization, local or general. ¹

4. Noun. A group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general. ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable countable as bare noun) Religious service held at a church. ¹

6. Noun. (context: as bare noun) A time of public worship; a worship service. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive now rare) To conduct a religious service for (a woman) after childbirth. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To educate someone religiously, as in in a church. ¹

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Definition of Church

1. to bring to church (a building for Christian worship) [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Church

church (current term)
church affiliation
church bell
church bench
church building
church calendar
church crawler
church crawlers

Literary usage of Church

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Detroit and Michigan: Or, the Metropolis Illustrated ; a by Silas Farmer (1884)
"First Protestant Society Becomes a Presbyterian church. ... church and Chapel Erected. — Names and Terms of Pastors. — Simpson church.— Former Names. ..."

2. A History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1874)
"Plan of the church of St. Mary, Lubeck 91 535. View of the church of St. Mary, ... View of Hound church, Thorsager 555. Section anil Ground-plan of Hound ..."

3. The Methodist Review (1837)
"BY CHARLES ELLIOTT, AM WHETHER there are three distinct orders of clergy, viz., bishops, presbyters or elders, and deacons, in the church of Christ, or not, ..."

4. The Library of Original Sources: Ideas that Have Influenced Civilization, in edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"We trace under this heading the growth of the church in its relations to the pagan empire; illustrate the formative work of the early fathers with ..."

5. Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics and Socialism by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1858)
"THE church AGAINST NO-church.* APRIL.. THE Journal, the title of which we have here quoted, is the ably conducted organ of the American Unitarians. ..."

6. Lost Chapters Recovered from the Early History of American Methodism by Joseph Beaumont Wakeley (1858)
"... of the first Minister — First Stone church—First Episcopal Minister — First ... the City changed—First Lutheran church — Anecdote — First Trinity church ..."

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