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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 table or platform for the presentation of religious offerings, for sacrifices, or for other ritualistic purposes. Altars are found at shrines...
- 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 Pergamon Altar (Ancient Gr****: Βωμός τῆς Περγάμου) is a monumental construction built during the reign of the Ancient Gr**** King Eumenes II in the...
- up Altar or altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. An altar is a religious structure for sacrifices or offerings. Altar may also refer to: Altar (album)...
- 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...
- A side-altar or bye-altar is an altar that is subordinate to the central or high altar in a church. The term is generally applied to altars that are situated...
- Altar of Heaven may refer to: Ara Coeli, legendary ancient altar on the Capitoline Hill in Rome Temple of Heaven, Ming temple complex in Beijing This disambiguation...
- The Altar is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Banks, released on September 30, 2016, by Harvest Records. Banks collaborated with...
- 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...
- In the Catholic Church, the altar is the structure upon which the Sacrifice of the M**** is offered. The altar, centrally located in the sanctuary, is...