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Church meaning

church - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
  2. 2. perform a special church rite or service for; " church a woman after childbirth"
  3. 3. A building set apart for Christian worship.
  4. 4. A Jewish or heathen temple.
  5. 5. A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together.
  6. 6. A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.
  7. 7. The collective body of Christians.
  8. 8. Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.
  9. 9. The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.
  10. 10. To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.
  11. 11. A Christian place of worship; body of Christians; the clergy.

church - examples of usage

  1. Why didn't you go to church yesterday? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. Let me go back to the church!" - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. He told me afterwards that he had taken even what Carpenter said in the church. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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