altarnoun [ C ]uk /ˈɔːl.tər/ /ˈɒl.tər/ us /ˈɑːl.tɚ/
Examples from literature
- Maybe the strangest but most typical things on the altar are the sugar skulls.
- As Wallace entered the chapel and advanced towards the altar, he saw a woman kneeling in prayer.
- In the first and second story, to which access is gained by more than usually narrow stairs, are some small altars with carved idols.
- Its three altars and other sacred appurtenances have crumbled and passed away years ago.
- The church has a fine oak screen in the south chancel and a stone altar with five crosses in the north aisle.
- Then a monk took the king and the young knight behind the altar, and showed them where the shield hung.
- To honour them they erected altars and performed their vows.