ALTAR DEFINITION & SYNONYMS

• Altar

  1. (n.) In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table.
  2. (n.) A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity.


• Altarpiece

  1. (n.) The painting or piece of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.


Synonyms:
Reredos,