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altar boy


Definitions from WordNet

Noun altar boy has 1 sense
  1. altar boy - a boy serving as an acolyte
    --1 is a kind of
    male child, boy; acolyte

Definitions from the Web

Altar Boy


An "altar boy" refers to a young male member of a religious ceremony who assists the priest during the celebration of Mass or other religious services.

Example Sentences:

  1. The altar boy carefully held the incense as the priest walked down the aisle.
  2. After serving as an altar boy for several years, John decided to join the seminary.
  3. The parishioners were proud of their son when he volunteered to become an altar boy.
  4. During the Easter Vigil, the altar boy carried a lit candle in the procession.

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