Dictionary.com

transept

[ tran-sept ]
/ ˈtræn sɛpt /
Save This Word!

noun Architecture.
any major transverse part of the body of a church, usually crossing the nave, at right angles, at the entrance to the choir.
an arm of this, on either side of the central aisle of a church.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of transept

From the Anglo-Latin word trānseptum, dating back to 1530–40. See trans-, septum

OTHER WORDS FROM transept

tran·sep·tal, adjectivetran·sep·tal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use transept in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for transept

transept
/ (ˈtrænsɛpt) /

noun
either of the two wings of a cruciform church at right angles to the nave

Derived forms of transept

transeptal, adjective

Word Origin for transept

C16: from Anglo-Latin transeptum, from Latin trans- + saeptum enclosure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK