Origin of altar
Examples from the Web for altar
In a show about single women, Sex and The City was always in a rush to get to the altar—and with a man there waiting.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They might be surprised how much money they would save on altar bread.The Great Divide Facing Pope Francis That Only Catholics Understand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Jack was lying on the altar with the stones, that was really hard for me because I got a bit giggly.Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey on Cersei Lannister’s Future and That Controversial Rape Scene|Marlow Stern|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He embraces her and, in a fit of demented anger and frustration, sexually assaults her against the altar of their dead son.
The Kingslayer shoves her against the altar of their dead son, and then to the ground beside it.
Turf benches to seat a hundred and fifty worshippers faced the altar.Pushed and the Return Push|George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
There are several interesting monuments including two altar tombs in the Burrell chantry with fine fifteenth century brasses.Seaward Sussex|Edric Holmes
They were making cocoa and feeding the boys out of the chalice-cups from the altar.Leerie|Ruth Sawyer
Wax lights blaze upon the altar—many witnesses are standing round it.
Both would advance to the altar, and when they were in place, the Duca would come to them.
British Dictionary definitions for altar
Word Origin for altar
Word Origin and History for altar
Old English alter, altar, from Latin altare (plural altaria) "high altar, altar for sacrifice to the great gods," perhaps originally meaning "burnt offerings" (cf. Latin adolere "to worship, to offer sacrifice, to honor by burning sacrifices to"), but influenced by Latin altus "high." In Middle English, often auter, from Old French auter. Reintroduced from Latin 1500s. As a symbol of marriage, by 1820.