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Pulpit vs. Altar

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Pulpitnoun

A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands when giving the sermon.

Altarnoun

A table or similar flat-topped structure used for religious rites.

Pulpitnoun

Activity performed from a church pulpit, in other words, preaching, sermons, religious teaching, the preaching profession, preachers collectively or an individual preaching position; by extension: bully pulpit.

Altarnoun

(informal) A raised area around an altar in a church; the sanctuary.

Pulpitnoun

A raised desk, lectern, or platform for an orator or public speaker.

Altarnoun

(figurative) Anything that is worshipped or sacrificed to.

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Pulpitnoun

(nautical) The railing at the bow of a boat, which sometimes extends past the deck. It is sometimes referred to as bow pulpit. The railing at the stern of the boat is sometimes referred to as a stern pulpit; other texts use the perhaps more appropriate term pushpit.

Altarnoun

A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity.

‘Noah builded an altar unto the Lord.’;

Pulpitnoun

A bow platform for harpooning.

Altarnoun

In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table.

Pulpitnoun

A plane's cockpit.

Altarnoun

the table in Christian churches where communion is given

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Pulpitnoun

An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching.

‘I stand like a clerk in my pulpit.’;

Altarnoun

a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

Pulpitnoun

The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching.

‘I say the pulpit (in the sober useOf its legitimate, peculiar powers)Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand,The most important and effectual guard,Support, and ornament of virtue's cause.’;

Altar

An altar is a structure with an upper surface for the presentation of religious offerings, for sacrifices, or for other ritualistic purposes. Altars are found at shrines, temples, churches and other places of worship.

Pulpitnoun

A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.

Pulpitadjective

Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence.

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Pulpitnoun

a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Pulpitnoun

a raised enclosed platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon

‘many ministers delivered political guidance from their pulpits’;

Pulpitnoun

religious teaching as expressed in sermons

‘the movies could rival the pulpit as an agency moulding the ideas of the mass public’;

Pulpitnoun

a raised platform in the bows of a fishing boat or whaler.

Pulpitnoun

a guard rail enclosing a small area at the bow of a yacht.

Pulpit

A pulpit is a raised stand for preachers in a Christian church. The origin of the word is the Latin pulpitum (platform or staging).

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