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altar Idioms & Phrases


altar boy

  • noun a boy serving as an acolyte
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Altar cloth or Altar-cloth

  • the cover for an altar in a Christian church, usually richly embroidered.
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Altar cushion

  • a cushion laid upon the altar in a Christian church to support the service book.
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Altar frontal

  • . See Frontal.
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Altar rail

  • the railing in front of the altar or communion table.
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Altar screen

  • a wall or partition built behind an altar to protect it from approach in the rear.
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Altar tomb

  • a tomb resembling an altar in shape, etc.
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altar wine

  • noun used in a communion service
    sacramental wine.
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Dominical altar

  • (Eccl.), the high altar.
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Family altar

  • place of family devotions.
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High altar

  • noun the main altar in a church
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  • the principal altar in a church.
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Lady altar

  • an altar in a lady chapel. Shipley.
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To lead (as a bride) to the altar

  • to marry; said of a woman.
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