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church

noun uk   /tʃɜːtʃ/  us   /tʃɝːtʃ/

church noun (BUILDING)

A2 [C] a building for Christian religious activities: The town has four churches. a church spire/tower a church hall (= a building belonging to a church, with a large room for meetings)
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church noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C or U] an official Christian religious organization: All the local churches were represented at the memorial service. He went on a walking trip with some of his friends from church. [U] an occasion when this organization meets as a group of people: I'll see her after church. They go to church every Sunday. church servicesthe Church [S] Christian religious organizations: Some people think the Church shouldn't interfere in politics.
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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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