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ALTAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does altar mean? 

ALTAR (noun)
  The noun ALTAR has 2 senses:

1. the table in Christian churches where communion is given
2. a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

  Familiarity information: ALTAR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALTAR (noun)


Sense 1altar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The table in Christian churches where communion is given

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

altar; communion table; Lord's table

Hypernyms ("altar" is a kind of...):

table (a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs)


Sense 2altar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("altar" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "altar"):

high altar (the main altar in a church)


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