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church

noun  us   /tʃɜrtʃ/

church noun (BUILDING)

[C] a building for Christian religious activities: We came to a church and went inside to sit and enjoy the quiet.

church noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C/U] a Christian religious organization: [U] He went on a trip with some of his friends from church. [C/U] Church is also a group of people meeting for a religious gathering: [U] I’ll see you after church. [C/U] A church is also one of the larger divisions within Christianity: [C] The Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches have many similarities. [C/U] Church can also mean organized religion generally: [U] The separation of church and state is an important feature of the US Constitution.
Translations of “church”
in Arabic كَنيسة…
in Korean 교회…
in Malaysian gereja, Gereja Katolik…
in French église, Église…
in Turkish kilise, mezhep, belli bir mezhebe ait kilise cemaati…
in Italian chiesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建築物, 教堂,禮拜堂…
in Russian церковь…
in Polish kościół…
in Vietnamese nhà thờ, giáo hội…
in Spanish iglesia…
in Portuguese igreja…
in Thai โบสถ์, กลุ่มคริสตศาสนิกชน…
in German die Kirche…
in Catalan església…
in Japanese 教会…
in Indonesian gereja, persekutuan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建筑物, 教堂,礼拜堂…
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