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  • Nine vows I live for at Lana’s, as an altar of evil is woven in.
  • Deirdre wets altar of St. Simons - no mists, for at last ewer dried.
  • For all I paid for at LA, one dam is a gas I made no altar of Di a pillar of.
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Definition of the noun altar

What does altar mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: altars

  1. the table in Christian churches where communion is given
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of altar: communion table / Lord's table
    • more generic word: table = a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
  2. a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

Alternative definition of the noun altar


  1. A table or similar flat-topped structure used for religious rites.


  1. Altar is small city in Altar Municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora. It is located in the northwest region of the state at 30°42′49″N 111°50′07″W / 30.71361°N 111.83528°W. Surrounding municipalities are Sáric, Tubutama, Atil, Trincheras, Pitiquito, Caborca and Oquitoa. The northern boundary is with Pima County in the U.S. state of Arizona.
  2. Altar a.k.a. Altar Municipality: Altar is a municipality in Sonora in north-western Mexico. The municipality had a 2010 census population of 9,049 inhabitants, the vast majority of whom lived in the municipal seat of Altar, which had a population of 7,927 inhabitants. There are no other localities with over 1,000 inhabitants.
  3. ALTAR is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint ALTAR, ALTAR fix, fix ALTAR, ALTAR waypoint


  1. Altar is a Dutch death metal band. The band started in the early 1990s under various names, including Manticore and Anubis, in the town of Hardenberg. Eventually they settled on Altar. In 1992 they released their only demo, which landed them at Displeased Records. After five full-lengths the band split up in 2001. From time to time, the classic line-up reunites to play a limited number of shows under the name Altar-native.
    • also known as Altar (Nederland)
    • albums: "Provoke", "In the Name of the Father", "Ego Art", "Red Harvest", "Youth Against Christ", "Until Heaven Forbids", "...And God Created Satan to Blame for His Mistakes"
  2. Altar is a Romanian metal band from Cluj Napoca, that formed in 1991. After a couple of local shows, the band had their first national concert at the '91 Samrock Festival, where they won the prize for the most popular band. After the performance at the Timişoara '92 Studfest, Altar was considered the revelation of the festival. They enjoyed enormous success afterwards, releasing five albums and becoming one of the most important metal bands in Romania.
  3. Altar is a house music duo of Brazilian producers and DJs Macau and VMC. Formed in 2001, the duo began receiving recognition in nightclubs in 2003 after the release of their single "Sexercize". A collaboration with vocalist Jeanie Tracy, "Party People" became their first number-one hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in early 2007.
  4. Altar is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "No Flesh Shall Be Spared", "Ex Oblivione / The Fragile Concept of Affection"

There are other groups with in their name, like Altar Ego, Altar Boys, Black Altar, Pagan Altar, Altar of Flesh, Witching Altar, Altar of Giallo, Altar of Plagues, Altar of Oblivion and Altar of Perversion.


  1. "Altar" is a collaboration album between Japanese doom band Boris and American drone doom duo Sunn O))), released on October 31, 2006 through Southern Lord Records. A limited two-CD edition was released on October 23 via Southern Lord with a 28 minute bonus track with Sunn O))), Boris, and Dylan Carlson, titled "Her Lips Were Wet with Venom". Inoxia Records released their own two-CD version in 2006 which features a bonus track on the first disc, "The Sinking Belle", and also features "Her Lips Were Wet with Venom" on disc 2. The triple-vinyl edition by Southern Lord contains all of the songs from their two-CD edition, additional pictures, and liner notes by Kim Thayil. The Daymare 3LP version was released March 23, 2007 and features a bonus track not found on any other version of this release: "The Sinking Belle".
  2. "Altar" is the twentieth album in the live praise and worship series of Christian Contemporary music by Hillsong Church Kiev.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  3. "Altar" is a musical EP of Kahn.
    • released on (4 years ago)


"Altar" is a 1985 adventure film written by Zeki Alan and directed by Remzi Jöntürk.


  1. Altar: An altar is any structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices are made for religious purposes. Altars are usually found at shrines, and they can be located in temples, churches and other places of worship. Today they are used particularly in Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto, Taoism, as well as in Neopaganism and Ceremonial Magic. Judaism used such a structure until the destruction of the Second Temple. Many historical faiths also made use of them, including Greek and Norse religion.
    • also known as 祭壇
  2. Altar: In the liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, the altar is the table on which the Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. Mass may sometimes be celebrated outside a sacred place, but traditionally never without an altar, or at least an altar stone until recent changes, a corporal now being sufficient.
  3. Altar: Altars in the Hebrew Bible were typically made of earth or unwrought stone. Altars were generally erected in conspicuous places The first altar recorded in the Hebrew Bible is that erected by Noah. Altars were erected by Abraham, by Isaac, by Jacob, and by Moses.
  4. Altar: A Wiccan altar is a "raised structure or place used for sacrifice, worship, or prayer", upon which a Wiccan practitioner places several symbolic and functional items for the purpose of worshiping the God and Goddess, casting spells, and/or saying chants and prayers.

Phrases with Altar

Phrases starting with the word Altar:

  1. altar boy
  2. Altar bell
  3. altar card
  4. Altar poem
  5. altar wine
  6. Altar Screen

Phrases ending with the word Altar:

  1. high altar
  2. Riedelia Altar
  3. Hemiaulus Altar
  4. Species Riedelia Altar

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Google previewCook's tourist's handbook for southern Italy (1875)

Over the opposite altar is a fine mosaic copy of Raphael's Transfiguration. Turning to the left is the Clementina Chapel, with monuments of Pius VII., by Thorwaldsen, and Pius VIIL, by Tene- rani. Above the altar is a mosaic of the Miracle of ...

Google previewRome, Ancient and Modern (1842)

And Its Environs by Jeremiah Donovan

The first statue heyond the altar is that of Mary Magdalen j the next is that of S. Francis of Assisi; and below, between both,

great altar is the choir ; and opposite the altar is the monumental slab of the Countess Sforza , who died in 1612.

Google previewCatholic Churches of London (1998)

by Denis Evinson

The altar is a solid block of Cornish marble, undecorated and said to weigh 12 tons. Above it is the magnificent baldacchino designed by Bentley and erected in 1905-1906. Eight monoliths of Verona marble support the canopy vaulted with ...

Google previewTravels in Europe, for the Use of Travellers on the Continent, and Likewise in the Island of Sicily (1839)

To which is Added an Account of the Remains of Ancient Italy, and Also of the Roads Leading to Those Remains by Mariana Starke

Under the high altar is a Subterranean Chapel called It Soecorso, which contains the relics of S. Gejaro; and is supposed to be a remaining part of the Temple ol'. _Apollo. This Chapel is incrusted with white marble, supported with Columns of ...

Google previewTravels in Europe ... (1836)

And ... in the Island of Sicily ... To which is Added an Account of the Remains of Ancient Italy ... by Mariana Starke

Under the high altar is a Subterranean Chapel called II Soccorso, which contains the relics of S. Gennaro; and is supposed to be a remaining part of the Temple Of Apollo. This Chapel is incrusted with white marble, supported with Columns of ...

Google previewCook's Tourist's Handbook for Southern Italy, Rome, and Sicily (1905)

by Thomas Cook Ltd

Above the next altar is a mosaic, generally esteemed the finest in St. Peter's, representing Santa Petronilla. The original picture by Gtiercino is in the Capitoline Gallery. Over the next altar is a mosaic after Guide's picture of the Archangel ...

Google previewThe Dublin Review (1842)

gver the altar is a fine painting of the Assump— tion, given by the ...

Google previewMemoirs of John Evelyn, comprising his diary, from 1641 tp 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters. To which is subjoined, the private correspondence between Charles I. and sir E. Nicholas; also between sir E. Hyde and sir R. Browne, ed. by W. Bray (1827)

by John Evelyn, Charles I (king of Gt. Britain.)

Under the high altar is an ample grot inlaid with pietra-corri essa, wherein half of the bodies of St. Peter and St. Paul are preserv'd ; before hang divers greate lamps of the richest plate burning continually. About this and contiguous to the altar ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Meditations & Blessings (2000)

by Nathaniel Altman

Creating a Home Altar Creating an altar in your home is a very personal undertaking. The altar exists to remind you of your inner life. It also can serve as a centerpiece for your meditation practice or where you recite your daily prayers. You can ...

Google previewCatholic Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Scott Hahn

ALTAR (Hebrew mizbéah; Greek thysiastErion) A cultic ...

Google previewDictionary of Biblical Imagery (2010)

by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III

ALTAR Nothing is more prominent as a biblical image for worship ...

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Small photo of Montreal,Canada - September 21, 2016 : Altar of Notre-Dame BasilicaSmall photo of View of Italian national flag in front of Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) , the equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and statue of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas on topSmall photo of Priest Kneel Down in front of an Altar with Golden Ostensory: Outdoor ChurchSmall photo of shrine altar detail inside famous chinese a-ma temple in macau chinaSmall photo of ROME, ITALY - APRIL 8, 2016: Roman's forum with ruins of important ancient government buildings started 7th century BC and Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria) at the backgroundSmall photo of ERSINGEN, GERMANY - CIRCA AUGUST 2016 Altar in the churchSmall photo of ROME, ITALY - APRIL 9, 2016: Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria) 1925. Piazza Venezia . Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, Italy More...

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I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. (Thomas Jefferson)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1A1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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