verb (used with object)
Origin of church
Related formsan·ti·church, adjectivenon·church, nounpro·church, adjective
Definition for church (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for church
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
Church bells pealed from St. Catherine of Siena parish one block away.
If they returned to their church, they would be spared a second attack.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The church was not happy with his views, and there was talk of excommunication.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a 2009 interview, Church apostle Dallin H. Oaks held that the Church “does not have a position” on that point.Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The church of La Madeleine has a crucifix with a weeping Magdalene at its foot.Ecclesiastical Curiosities|Various
She represented, not the institution of the family, but the institution of the Church.Woman in Modern Society|Earl Barnes
He overtook her on the church steps, and they went in together.The Two Vanrevels|Booth Tarkington
It was true in the assembly of Israel of old, and assuredly it is not less true in the Church of God now.Life and Times of David|Charles Henry Mackintosh
Yet a church once consecrated, is not to be consecrated again unless it shall have been profaned, which happeneth in three ways.Churches and Church Ornaments|William Durandus
British Dictionary definitions for church (1 of 2)
Word Origin for church
British Dictionary definitions for church (2 of 2)
Culture definitions for church
A group of Christians (see also Christian); church is a biblical word for “assembly.” It can mean any of the following: (1) All Christians, living and dead. (See saints.) (2) All Christians living in the world. (3) One of the large divisions or denominations of Christianity, such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, Methodist Church, or Roman Catholic Church. (4) An individual congregation of Christians meeting in one building; also the building itself.
Idioms and Phrases with church
see poor as a churchmouse.