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/ˈôltər/,
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altars, plural;
  1. The table in a Christian church at which the bread and wine are consecrated in communion services

  2. A table or flat-topped block used as the focus for a religious ritual, esp. for making sacrifices or offerings to a deity


  1. the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  2. a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
  3. An altar is any structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices and votive offerings are made for religious purposes, or some other sacred place where ceremonies take place. Altars are usually found at shrines, and they can be located in temples, churches and other places of worship. ...
  4. Altar is a collaboration album between Japanese doom band Boris and American drone doom duo Sunn O))), released on October 31, 2006 through Southern Lord Records. ...
  5. Altar is a Dutch death metal band. The band started in the early 1990s under various names, including Manticore and Anubis, in the town of Hardenberg. Eventually they settled on Altar. In 1992 they released their only demo, which landed them at Displeased Records. ...
  6. Altars (מזבח, mizbe'ah, "a place of slaughter or sacrifice") in the Hebrew Bible were typically made of earth or unwrought stone . Altars were generally erected in conspicuous places (.) The first altar recorded in the Hebrew Bible is that erected by Noah . ...
  7. In the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, the altar is where the Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. Mass may sometimes be celebrated outside a sacred place, but never without an altar, or at least an altar stone.
  8. Altar is a house music duo of Brazilian producers and DJs Macau and VMC. Formed in 2001, the duo began receiving recognition in nightclubs in 2003 after the release of their single "Sexercize". ...
  9. A table or similar flat-topped structure used for religious rites
  10. Step in a dry dock, on which lower ends of shores rest.
  11. (Hebr. "a place of sacrifice;" Gr. hieron; Sl. prestol). In Orthodox architecture the term signifies the area of the sanctuary divided from the rest of the church by the iconostasis.
  12. a table [located in the sanctuary or the crossing] on which are placed the vessels for holding the bread, wine, and water used in the eucharist or communion.
  13. place of sacrifice or worship
  14. Be sure you do not alter (change) the spelling of altar when writing about churches.
  15. a table or slab consecrated for celebration for celebration of the sacrament of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion; in a medieval church, in addition to the high altar or principal altar, other altars dedicated to particular saints were located in chapels around the church
  16. Elevated structure located in the choir at the east end of the church, where religious rites are performed (fig.1).
  17. In witchcraft, an alter is a flat surface designed to hold rituals tools and symbols throughout the course of a spell being cast.
  18. The altar is the table in the chancel that the clergy use for Communion. During the Protestant Reformation, some people felt that the traditional term was theologically misleading. As a result, many people preferred to call it a Communion Table. ...
  19. a raised surface or place used as the practical focal point of a religious service.
  20. The place of sacrifice in church or chapel which represents the table where Jesus shared the last supper with his disciples.
  21. Table, stone or similar structure for placing offerings in a religious ceremony
  22. A table form; the center of most liturgical places of worship.
  23. An elevated place or structure, block or stone, or the like on which sacrifices were offered.
  24. The most prominent position in the center of the Camp or Encampment when opened in the Ritualistic form. Resting upon the altar in open meetings is the open Bible and the line between the altar and the Commander may never be crossed while the meeting is in session.
  25. the eastern part of a church, separated from the main space by an altar screen or iconostasis. Here are the most venerated icons of Orthodox saints and apostles. For example, Sergy Radonezhsky, Seraphim of Sarov, St. Andrew, the apostles Peter and Paul. ...