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Definition of Altar
AltarAltar 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.
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
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
Meaning of Altar from wikipedia
- An altar
is a structure
upon which offerings
such as sacrifices
are made for religious
at shrines, temples, churches
- An altar server
is a lay ****istant to a member
of the clergy during
liturgy. An altar server attends
to supporting tasks
at the altar
- The Altar
is the second studio album
by American singer
Banks. It was released
30, 2016, by Harvest
- in the Temple–only two altars
are mentioned: the Altar
Offering, and the Altar
of Incense. The first altar
was the Altar
of Burnt Offering
- The Pergamon Altar
(Ancient Gr****: Βωμός τῆς Περγάμου) is a monumental construction built during
of king Eumenes
II in the first
half of the...
- In the Catholic
Church, the altar
is the structure
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
- Altar cards
are three cards placed
on the altar during
M****. They contain certain prayers
that the priest
must say during
the M****, and...
bread, sometimes called altar
bread, the Lamb or simply
the host (Latin: hostia, sacrificial
victim), is the bread
- At the Altar
is a 1909 American silent drama
by D. W. Griffith. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey where early
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