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church

 
Noun church has 4 senses
  1. church, Christian church - one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    --1 is a kind of religion, faith
    --1 is a part of Christendom, Christianity
    --1 has members: Christian
    --1 has particulars:
     Armenian Church, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church; Catholic Church; Nestorian Church; Coptic Church; Protestant Church, Protestant; Unification Church
  2. church, church building - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
    --2 is a kind of place of worship, house of prayer, house of God, house of worship
    --2 has parts:
     amen corner; apse, apsis; chancel, sanctuary, bema; church tower; lady chapel; narthex; nave; presbytery; rood screen; side chapel; transept; vestry, sacristy
    --2 has particulars: abbey; basilica; cathedral; cathedral; kirk
    Derived form: verb church1
  3. church service, church - a service conducted in a church; "don't be late for church"
    --3 is a kind of service, religious service, divine service
    Derived form: verb church1
  4. church - the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; "our church is hosting a picnic next week"
    --4 is a kind of
    body
    --4 is a part of Christendom, Christianity
Verb church has 1 sense
  1. church - perform a special church rite or service for; "church a woman after childbirth"
    --1 is one way to
    perform
    Derived forms: noun church2, noun church3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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