kirk

[ kurk; Scots kirk ]
/ kɜrk; Scots kɪrk /

noun

Chiefly Scot. and North England. a church.
the Kirk, the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), as distinguished from the Church of England or the Scottish Episcopal Church.

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Origin of kirk

1150–1200; Middle English (north and Scots ) <Old Norse kirkjachurch

OTHER WORDS FROM kirk

kirklike, adjective

Definition for kirk (2 of 2)

Kirk
[ kurk ]
/ kɜrk /

noun

Grayson (Louis), 1903–1997, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1953–68.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for kirk (1 of 3)

kirk
/ (kɜːk, Scottish kɪrk) /

noun

a Scot word for church
a Scottish church

Word Origin for kirk

C12: from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice church

British Dictionary definitions for kirk (2 of 3)

Kirk1
/ (kɜːk, Scottish kɪrk) /

noun

the Kirk informal the Presbyterian Church of Scotland

British Dictionary definitions for kirk (3 of 3)

Kirk2
/ (kɜːk) /

noun

Norman. 1923–74, prime minister of New Zealand (1972–74)
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