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.


• Altarage

  1. (n.) The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes.
  2. (n.) The offerings made upon the altar, or to a church.


• Altarwise

  1. (adv.) In the proper position of an altar, that is, at the east of a church with its ends towards the north and south.