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Definition of the noun verger

What does verger mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: vergers

  1. a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: caretaker = a custodian who is hired to take care of something; church officer = a church official

Alternative definition of the noun verger


  1. [chiefly British] A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.


  1. Verger is a fictional character from the 1983 film The Wars.
  2. Verger is a fictional character from the 1969 film End of a Priest.
  3. Verger is a fictional character from the 1981 film Happy Birthday to Me.
  4. Verger is a fictional film character.


Verger: A verger is a person, usually a layperson, who assists in the ordering of religious services, particularly in Anglican churches.

Phrases with Verger

  1. Verger lutzi
  2. Verger affinis
  3. Verger armatus
  4. Verger curtior
  5. Verger porteri
  6. Verger bispinus
  7. Verger bruchina
  8. Verger kuscheli
  9. Verger modestus
  10. Verger obliquus
  11. Verger spinosus
  12. Verger masafuera
  13. Verger vespersus
  14. Verger capillatus
  15. Verger impluviatus
  16. Verger limnophilus
  17. Verger lonquimayus
  18. Verger michaelseni
  19. Verger stenopterus
  20. Species Verger

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Verger

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Google previewThe Poetry of Rimbaud (2015)

by Robert Greer Cohn

Thus in "Bruxelles" the Charmante station du chemin de fer, Au cœur d'un mont, comme au fond d'un verger is an ideal place, like the "auberge," combining the excitement of travelling and the snugness of a resting-place. 4th strophe : L'eau ...

Google previewThe Real Shakespeare (2001)

by Marilyn Savage Gray

Verger means to measure by the rod The measuring rod could be placed vertically into a pint of liquid! Act II sc. ii line 464: Hamlet: “Pray God your voice, like a piece of uncurrent gold, be not cracked within the ring.” Cotgrave's Dictionairie ...

Google previewThe Second Sex (2012)

by Simone de Beauvoir

An unwed mother has the right ' The Songs du verger is a treatise of political doctrine, written first in Latin ...

Google previewWriters' and Artists' Yearbook 2015 (2014)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Le Verger is a comfortable maison de campagne outside a picturesque village in the rolling Dordogne countryside of southwest France. Shared or individual accommodation, full board (with wine) for up to 10 writers. Transfers to/from Limoges.

Google previewThe Equinox I(10) (2017)

by Crowley et al.

1[A Verger is an official in a church who acts The Key of the Mysteries ...

Google previewAnglican Young People's Dictionary (2004)

by June English

Verger comes from a French word meaning "rod." In the Anglican Church, the verger carries a ceremonial staff or rod during important processions. The verger is also responsible for the care of the inside of the church building.

Google previewA William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia (1997)

by Samuel J. Rogal

"THE VERGER" 295 *Maugham met Van Vechten in New York in late September 1924, and the New York writer led him and *Gerald Haxton on a long round of parties before they departed for New Orleans and then on to *Mexico. Returning to ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Church, Ancient and Modern (1881)

by Thomas Moore

VACATION— VERGER 459 Anne, no usurpation can displace the estate or interest of the patron, or turn it to a mere right, but the true patron may present upon the next avoidance, as if no such usurpation had happened. There is also a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Beat Literature (2009)

by Kurt Hemmer

The story follows May Delano, Dan Verger, and Paul Hobbes (Holmes's persona) , who were all characters from Holmes's first novel Go. The major theme of the novel is sexuality as spirituality. Get Home Free is in part a sequel to Go. In Go ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Church book covering all services in the year—missal Church cantata—motet Church caretaker—sexton, verger Church cellar—crypt Church composition— motet Church council—synod Church dignitary—bishop, cardinal Church ...

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1999)

by Hans Kurath, Robert E. Lewis

vergenete -› verger n.(1) Also vergere, vergier, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

minster, organisation, sanctuary, sect, temple church anthem motet, psalm church assembly synod church attendant verger church-bell ringer sexton ...

Google previewA Church Dictionary ... A new and greatly enlarged edition (1854)

by Walter Farquhar HOOK (Dean of Chichester.)

VERGER. faith and hearty trust in the promises of GOD made to us in the gospel. This, and this only,

VERGER. (Fromrirga,arod.) Hewho carries the mace before the dean or canons in a cathedral or collegiate church. In some cathedrals ...

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Scrabble value of V4E1R1G2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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