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Definition of Altar

Altar
Altar Al"tar, n. [OE. alter, auter, autier, fr. L. altare, pl. altaria, altar, prob. fr. altus high: cf. OF. alter, autier, F. autel. Cf. Altitude.] 1. A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity. Noah builded an altar unto the Lord. --Gen. viii. 20. 2. In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table. Note: Altar is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, altar bread or altar-bread. Altar cloth or Altar-cloth, the cover for an altar in a Christian church, usually richly embroidered. Altar cushion, a cushion laid upon the altar in a Christian church to support the service book. Altar frontal. See Frontal. Altar rail, the railing in front of the altar or communion table. Altar screen, a wall or partition built behind an altar to protect it from approach in the rear. Altar tomb, a tomb resembling an altar in shape, etc. Family altar, place of family devotions. To lead (as a bride) to the altar, to marry; -- said of a woman.

Meaning of Altar from wikipedia

- An altar is a structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices are made for religious purposes. Altars are found at shrines, temples, churches and other...
- An altar server is a lay ****istant to a member of the clergy during a Christian liturgy. An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such...
- The Altar is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Banks. It was released on September 30, 2016, by Harvest Records. Banks collaborated...
- in the Temple–only two altars are mentioned: the Altar of Burnt Offering, and the Altar of Incense. The first altar was the Altar of Burnt Offering (mizbeach...
- The Pergamon Altar (Ancient Gr****: Βωμός τῆς Περγάμου) is a monumental construction built during the reign of king Eumenes II in the first half of the...
- In the Catholic Church, the altar is the structure upon which the Eucharist is celebrated. The altar, centrally located in the sanctuary, is to be the...
- unleavened) and sacramental wine (or by some grape juice), are consecrated on an altar (or a communion table) and consumed thereafter. Communicants, those who...
- Altar cards are three cards placed on the altar during the Tridentine M****. They contain certain prayers that the priest must say during the M****, and...
- Sacramental bread, sometimes called altar bread, Communion bread, the Lamb or simply the host (Latin: hostia, sacrificial victim), is the bread used in...
- At the Altar is a 1909 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey where early film studios in America's...
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