- 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.
Origin of kirk
- Grayson (Louis),1903–1997, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1953–68.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for kirk
Contemporary Examples of kirk
After placing Kirk in a cell by herself, she says one LAPD officer “asked to give him a five star Yelp review.”Dispatch From USC Protests over Ferguson
Maya Richard Craven
November 30, 2014
“Wendy told me she thought the North Korea negotiations were a great success,” Kirk said.GOP Rejects Obama’s ‘Creative’ Iran Nuclear Compromises
September 20, 2014
“I will work with the Republicans and he will work with the Democrats,” Kirk said.
Kirk said he had reached out to Menendez and hoped to work with his colleague on the Russia sanctions this time around.
“An extension is the only thing the Iranians need to complete their bomb work,” said Kirk.Putin Poised to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal
July 19, 2014
Historical Examples of kirk
Finally he suggested that if Timmins was "no stuck on his Methodisticals," he might join the kirk.Quaint Courtships
Suffice it that I have helped to lessen Kirk's horse by four of his rogues.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
He was walking to Kirk Michael to visit the old Deemster, who was ill.
It was to quiet him that she consented to sleep as often as might be at Kirk o' Field.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Boys to meet the carriage by Kirk Christ Lezayre at seven o'clock smart.
- a Scot word for church
- a Scottish church
Word Origin for kirk
- the Kirk informal the Presbyterian Church of Scotland
- Norman. 1923–74, prime minister of New Zealand (1972–74)
c.1200, northern England and Scottish dialectal form of church, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kirkja "church," from Old English cirice (see church).