Crossword clues for church
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Church \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, fr. ky`rios master, lord, fr. ky^ros power, might; akin to Skr. [,c][=u]ra hero, Zend. [,c]ura strong, OIr. caur, cur, hero. Cf. Kirk.]
A building set apart for Christian worship.
A Jewish or heathen temple. [Obs.]
--Acts xix. 37.
A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together. ``When they had ordained them elders in every church.''
--Acts xiv. 23.
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.
The collective body of Christians.
Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.
The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.
Remember that both church and state are properly the rulers of the people, only because they are their benefactors.
Note: Church is often used in composition to denote something belonging or relating to the church; as, church authority; church history; church member; church music, etc.
Apostolic church. See under Apostolic.
Broad church. See Broad Church.
Catholic church or Universal church, the whole body of believers in Christ throughout the world.
Church of England, or English church, the Episcopal church established and endowed in England by law.
Church living, a benefice in an established church.
Church militant. See under Militant.
Church owl (Zo["o]l.), the white owl. See Barn owl.
Church rate, a tax levied on parishioners for the maintenance of the church and its services.
Church session. See under Session.
Church triumphant. See under Triumphant.
Church work, work on, or in behalf of, a church; the work of a particular church for the spread of religion.
Established church, the church maintained by the civil authority; a state church.
Church \Church\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Churched; p. pr. & vb. n. Churching.] 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English cirice, circe "church, public place of worship; Christians collectively," from Proto-Germanic *kirika (cognates: Old Saxon kirika, Old Norse kirkja, Old Frisian zerke, Middle Dutch kerke, Dutch kerk, Old High German kirihha, German Kirche), probably [see note in OED] from Greek kyriake (oikia), kyriakon doma "Lord's (house)," from kyrios "ruler, lord," from PIE root *keue- "to swell" ("swollen," hence "strong, powerful"); see cumulus. Phonetic spelling from c.1200, established by 16c. For vowel evolution, see bury. As an adjective from 1570s.\n
\nGreek kyriakon (adj.) "of the Lord" was used of houses of Christian worship since c.300, especially in the East, though it was less common in this sense than ekklesia or basilike. An example of the direct Greek-to-Germanic progress of many Christian words, via the Goths; it probably was used by West Germanic people in their pre-Christian period.\n
\nAlso picked up by Slavic, probably via Germanic (Old Church Slavonic criky, Russian cerkov). Finnish kirkko, Estonian kirrik are from Scandinavian. Romance and Celtic languages use variants of Latin ecclesia (such as French église, 11c.).\n
\nChurch-bell was in late Old English. Church-goer is from 1680s. Church key is early 14c.; slang use for "can or bottle opener" is by 1954, probably originally U.S. college student slang. Church-mouse, proverbial in many languages for its poverty, is 1731 in English.
"to bring or lead to church," mid-14c., from church (n.). Related: Churched.
n. 1 (context countable English) A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place. (from 9th c.) 2 Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity. (from 9th c.) 3 (context countable English) A local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general. (from 9th c.) 4 (context countable English) A particular denomination of Christianity. (from 9th c.) 5 (context uncountable countable as bare noun English) Christian worship held at a church; service. (from 10th c.) 6 A (non-Christian) religion; a religious group. (from 16th c.) vb. (label en transitive now historical) To conduct a religious service for (a woman) after childbirth. (from 15thc.)
n. one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship [syn: Christian church]
a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty" [syn: church building]
a service conducted in a church; "don't be late for church" [syn: church service]
the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; "our church is hosting a picnic next week"
v. perform a special church rite or service for; "church a woman after childbirth"
Church may refer to:
Church is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located in the 300 block of Main Street (just north of Church Street) in the Free Fare Zone, which allows passengers free travel between Erie Canal Harbor Station and Fountain Plaza Station. Passengers continuing northbound past Fountain Plaza are required to have proof-of-payment. Church Station is the closest to the Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center located two blocks east at Ellicott and North Division Streets.
Church is a Liverpool City Council Ward. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 13,974. It contains part of the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool. It includes the road Penny Lane, famous for the Beatles song of the same name. The ward boundary was changed at the 2004 municipal elections to encompass parts of the former Grassendale and Allerton wards and losing part to the new Wavertree ward.
A church building, often simply called a church, is a building used for religious activities, particularly worship services. The term in its architectural sense is most often used by Christians to refer to their religious buildings; they can be used by other religions. In traditional Christian architecture, the church is often arranged in the shape of a Christian cross. When viewed from plan view the longest part of a cross is represented by the aisle and the junction of the cross is located at the altar area. La Madeleine, a Neoclassical, Catholic church in Paris, France.
Towers or domes are often added with the intention of directing the eye of the viewer towards the heavens and inspiring church visitors. Modern church buildings have a variety of architectural styles and layouts; many buildings that were designed for other purposes have now been converted for church use; and, similarly, many original church buildings have been put to other uses.
The earliest identified Christian church was a house church founded between 233 and 256. During the 11th through 14th centuries, a wave of building of cathedrals and smaller parish churches occurred across Western Europe. A cathedral is a church, usually Roman Catholic, Anglican, Oriental Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox, housing the seat of a bishop.
"Church" is a song by rapper T-Pain. It is a fast-paced song led by guitar riffs and is one of the songs in which T-Pain raps. It appears on his album Epiphany and was released as the third single. The song "features" Teddy Verseti, one of T-Pain's aliases, which he uses when rapping vigorously. The song is about wanting to fight someone following a confrontation at a club. It was confirmed as the third single from Epiphany in an interview promoting the album. It contains a sample of the song "Which Way to America" by Living Colour.
The 'Future Presidents' remix is used for the official video. It was featured on 106 & Park on October 22, 2007 as the "New Joint of the Day". The song is also featured on the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack.
In the UK "Church" the single eventually reached a peak of #35, two weeks after the physical release of the song. The single also peaked at #7 on the New Zealand RIANZ charts. The song was also certified Gold in New Zealand.
'''Church ''' is a Metropolitan Borough of Sefton ward in the Bootle Parliamentary constituency that covers the localities of Seaforth and Waterloo. The population of the ward as ataken at the 2011 census was 12,068.
Church is an electoral ward of the Borough of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It is covers an area south and south-east of the town centre, and is bordered by Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards.
As with all wards, apart from smaller Mapledurham, it elects three councillors to Reading Borough Council. Elections since 2004 are held by thirds, with elections in three years out of four.
In the 2011, 2012 and 2014 a Labour Party candidate won each election.
These Councillors are currently, in order of election: Paul Woodward, Eileen McElligott and Ashley Pearce.
Church refers to both a family of LISP-like probabilistic programming languages for specifying arbitrary probabilistic programs, as well as a set of algorithms for performing probabilistic inference in the generative models those programs define. Church was originally developed at MIT, primarily in the computational cognitive science group, run by Joshua Tenenbaum. Several different inference algorithms and concrete languages are in existence, including Bher, MIT-Church, Cosh, Venture, and Anglican.
Church is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Albert T. Church (born 1947), Vice-Admiral in the United States Navy
- Alonzo Church (1903–1995), logician, famous for the Church-Turing thesis and lambda calculus
- Arthur Harry Church (1865–1937), British botanist and botanical illustrator
- Arthur Herbert Church (1834–1915), British chemist
- Captain Benjamin Church (1639–1718), colonial officer during King Philip's War
- Benjamin Church (1734–1776), first Surgeon General of the Continental Army and grandson of Captain Benjamin Church
- Benjamin F. Church (1807–1887), American pioneer and builder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Bethine Clark Church (1923–2013), spouse of American senator Frank Church
- Bill Church, (born 1946), American musician
- Brad Church (born 1976), Canadian ice hockey player
- Charlotte Church (born 1986), Welsh soprano singer and talk show host
- Doug Church (born 1968), video-game designer
- Ellen Church (1904–1965), first airline stewardess
- Eric Church (born 1977), American country music singer
- Forrester Church (born 1948), American minister, son of Senator Frank Church
- Francis Pharcellus Church (1839–1906), American writer (famous for the editorial Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus)
- Frank Church (1924–1984), four-term U.S. Senator from Idaho.
- Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), landscape painter
- Frederic A. Church (1878–1936), American engineer and early roller coaster designer.
- Frederick Stuart Church (1842–1924), American artist.
- George M. Church (born 1954), Harvard geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist, founder of the Personal Genome Project.
- George W. Church, Sr. (1903–1956), founder of Church's Chicken, a chain of franchised fried chicken restaurants
- James E. Church (1869–1959), pioneered the techniques used to measure snow and forecast seasonal water supplies
- John A. Church (born 1951), an expert on sea-level and its changes
- Judith Church (born 1953), a politician in the United Kingdom
- Louis K. Church (1845–1898), New York Supreme Court justice
- Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954), American writer and civil-rights activist
- Mike Church (born 1962), a Southern United States radio commentator
- Richard Church (general) (1784–1873), a British military officer and general in the Greek army
- Richard William Church (1825–1890), an English divine, nephew of the general
- Richard Church (poet) (1893–1972), an English poet and man of letters
- Robert Reed Church (1839–1912), the first African-American millionaire
- Ryan Church (born 1978), an American baseball player
- Simon Church (born 1988), Welsh international footballer
- Thomas Dolliver Church (1902–1978), American landscape architect
- Thomas Haden Church (born 1961), American actor in television and film
- Thomas Langton Church (1870–1950), Canadian politician
- Walter G. Church, Sr. (1927–2012), member of the North Carolina General Assembly
- William Church (c. 1778–1863), American inventor who patented a typesetting machine in 1822
- Carl Edward Church III (1966–present) Field Service Technition, Daytona Beach, FL
Usage examples of "church".
I counsel you to appeal to the Church Universal as to whether you should abjure these articles or not.
We are willing to absolve you from them provided that first, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, in our presence you abjure, curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and every other error and heresy contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic Church in the manner and form we will prescribe to you.
Eminences and of all faithful Christians this vehement suspicion justly conceived against me, I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally all and every error and sect contrary to the Holy Catholic Church.
And consequently I abjure all heresy, and renounce and revoke all who raise themselves against the Holy Roman and Apostolic Church, of whatever sect or error they be.
And consequently I abjure, detest, renounce and revoke every heresy which rears itself up against the Holy and Apostolic Church, of whatever sect or error it be, etc.
And since according to those same canonical institutions all such are to be condemned as heretics, but you holding to wiser counsel and returning to the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church have abjured, as we have said, all vile heresy, therefore we absolve you from the sentence of excommunication by which you were deservedly bound as one hateful to the Church of God.
For it says there: He who has been involved in one kind or sect of heresy, or has erred in one article of the faith or sacrament of the Church, and has afterwards specifically and generally abjured his heresy: if thereafter he follows another kind or sect of heresy, or errs in another article or sacrament of the Church, it is our will that he be judged a backslider.
Church of England or of Rome as the medium of those superior ablutions described above, only that I think the Unitarian Church, like the Lyceum, as yet an open and uncommitted organ, free to admit the ministrations of any inspired man that shall pass by: whilst the other Churches are committed and will exclude him.
Roman catholic apostolic church, conserved in Calcata, were deserving of simple hyperduly or of the fourth degree of latria accorded to the abscission of such divine excrescences as hair and toenails.
Collier absconded, and published a vindication of their conduct, in which he affirmed that the imposition of hands was the general practice of the primitive church.
He publicly chastised the cardinals for absenteeism, luxury, and lascivious life, forbade them to hold or sell plural benefices, prohibited their acceptance of pensions, gifts of money, and other favors from secular sources, ordered the papal treasurer not to pay them their customary half of the revenue from benefices but to use it for the restoration of churches in Rome.
And the Church became absolutely apoplectic if anybody expressed a causal-level intuition of supreme identity with Godheadthe Inquisition would burn Giordano Bruno at the stake and condemn the theses of Meister Eckhart on such grounds.
Glenn Abies to the pastor over there at the WAR church, dated two years ago this past July.
It was no wonder that he rose to such a height, as in Russia the nobility never lower themselves by accepting church dignities.
His fortunate son, from the first moment of his accession, declaring himself the protector of the church, at length deserved the appellation of the first emperor who publicly professed and established the Christian religion.