♦♦churches1) N-VAR A church is a building in which Christians worship. You usually refer to this place as church when you are talking about the time that people spend there.
...one of Britain's most historic churches.
...St Helen's Church...
I didn't see you in church on Sunday.2) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft adj N, N of n A Church is one of the groups of people within the Christian religion, for example Catholics or Methodists, that have their own beliefs, clergy, and forms of worship.
...co-operation with the Catholic Church...
Church leaders said he was welcome to return.
...the separation of church and state.3) PHRASE: oft v-link PHR You can refer to an organization, group, or area of activity as a broad church when it includes a wide range of opinions, beliefs, or styles.
The party has responded by trying to become a broad church that appeals to devout pensioners, Munich punks and aerospace engineers...
It rapidly became apparent that rock'n'roll was a very broad church indeed.
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Church — (ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche, Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel. kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all fr. Gr. kyriako n the Lord s house, fr. kyriako s concerning a master or lord … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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church — [ tʃɜrtʃ ] noun *** count or uncount a building that Christians go to in order to worship. Traditional churches usually contain an altar and long wooden seats facing the altar called pews. The place where the priest or MINISTER stands to talk to… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
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church — W1S1 [tʃə:tʃ US tʃə:rtʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: cirice, from Late Greek kyriakon, from Greek kyriakos of the lord , from kyrios lord, master ] 1.) a building where Christians go to worship →↑cathedral ▪ a short church service ▪ … Dictionary of contemporary English
church|y — «CHUR chee», adjective, church|i|er, church|i|est. 1. having to do with or suggestive of a church or the church: »The British House of Lords is as churchy an institution as St. Peter s in Rome (Time) … Useful english dictionary
CHURCH (F. E.) — CHURCH FREDERIC EDWIN (1826 1900) Peintre américain dont l’œuvre constitue l’expression la plus originale et la plus complète du romantisme dans la peinture américaine. Church a le paysage pour domaine. Élève de Thomas Cole entre 1844 et 1846, il … Encyclopédie Universelle
church|ly — «CHURCH lee», adjective. 1. of or having to do with a church; ecclesiastical. 2. suitable for a church. –church´li|ness, noun … Useful english dictionary