Origin of pew
Examples from the Web for pew
According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.
Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.
The Pew poll also found most African Americans expect relations between police and minorities will actually get worse.
Pew estimates the number of swing voters at about 25 percent, a quarter of the electorate.Yes, Independent Swing Voters Are Real. And May Decide Who Wins Elections|Linda Killian|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2030, Pew estimates that Hispanics will make up 12 percent of older voters.
He would go to church every Sunday, and sit in the big Squire's pew.The Market-Place|Harold Frederic
Trim concealed himself every Sunday morning, and either met me as I entered the church, or I found him under my seat in the pew.Anecdotes of Dogs|Edward Jesse
Still as though moving in a mist, she sank again into her seat and bowed her forehead upon the pew 298 in front.Beatrice Leigh at College|Julia Augusta Schwartz
Before you go, may I ask when we'll see your pew rent, to say nothing of the tithe?The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
I was pushed into a pew up in the front, and so could not escape until the end of the service.The Better Germany in War Time|Harold Picton
British Dictionary definitions for pew
- one of several long benchlike seats with backs, used by the congregation
- an enclosed compartment reserved for the use of a family or other small group
Word Origin for pew
Word Origin and History for pew
late 14c., "raised, enclosed seat for certain worshippers" (ladies, important men, etc.), from Old French puie, puy "balcony, elevation," from Latin podia, plural of podium "elevated place," also "balcony in a Roman theater" (see podium). Meaning "fixed bench with a back, for a number of worshippers" is attested from 1630s.