HyperDic: church

English > 5 senses of the word church:
NOUNgroupchurch, Christian churchone of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
artifactchurch, church buildinga place for public (especially Christian) worship
actchurch, church servicea service conducted in a house of worship
groupchurchthe body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church
VERBmotionchurchperform a special church rite or service for
church > pronunciation
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English > church: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningOne of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship.
SynonymChristian church
MembersChristianA religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Part ofChristendom, ChristianityThe collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
NarrowerArmenian Church, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox ChurchAn independent Christian church established in Armenia since 300
Catholic ChurchAny of several churches / churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
Coptic ChurchThe ancient Christian church of Egypt
Nestorian ChurchA Christian Church in the Middle East that followed Nestorianism
Protestant Church, ProtestantThe Protestant churches and denominations collectively
Unification ChurchA Christian church (with some Buddhist elements) founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon and known for staging mass weddings / weddings and other communal activities
Broaderreligion, faith, organized religionAn institution to express belief in a divine power
Spanishcristianismo, iglesia cristiana
Catalancritianisme, església cristiana
Adjectivesecclesiastical, ecclesiasticof or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
English > church: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA place for public (especially Christian) worship.
Example"the church was empty"
Synonymchurch building
Categorychurch service, churchA service conducted in a house of worship
Partsamen cornerarea reserved for persons leading the responsive 'amens'
apse, apsisA domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church
chancel, sanctuary, bemaarea around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir
church towerThe tower of a church
lady chapelA small chapel in a church
narthexA vestibule leading to the nave of a church
naveThe central area of a church
presbyterybuilding reserved for the officiating clergy
rood screenA screen in a church
side chapelA small chapel off the side aisle of a church
transeptstructure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church
vestry, sacristyA room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings / meetings are held
NarrowerabbeyA church associated with a monastery or convent
basilicaAn early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica
cathedralAny large and important church
cathedral, duomoThe principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
kirkA Scottish church
Broaderplace of worship, house of prayer, house of God, house of worshipAny building where congregations gather for prayer
Spanishiglesia
Catalanesglésia
Adjectiveschurchlyresembling or suggesting or appropriate to a church
Verbschurchperform a special church rite or service for
English > church: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA service conducted in a house of worship.
Example"don't be late for church"
Synonymchurch service
Category ofAnglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of EnglandThe national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs)
Divine OfficeCanonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)
High Church, High Anglican ChurchA group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
PuritanismThe beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
attend, go toBe present at (meetings, church services, university) , etc.
bannsA public announcement of a proposed marriage
church, church buildingA place for public (especially Christian) worship
church bellA bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church)
cryptA cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
disestablishdeprive (an established church) of its status
hassockA cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
official(of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
separatist, separationistAn advocate of secession or separation from a larger / larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
sermon, discourse, preachingAn address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
steeple, spireA tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
Broaderservice, religious service, divine serviceThe act of public worship following prescribed rules
Spanishiglesia
Catalanesglésia
Verbschurchperform a special church rite or service for
English > church: 5 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningThe body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church.
Example"our church is hosting a picnic next week"
Part ofChristendom, ChristianityThe collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
English > church: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningPerform a special church rite or service for.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"church a woman after childbirth"
BroaderperformPerform a function
Nounschurcha service conducted in a house of worship
churcha place for public (especially Christian) worship

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