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1) altar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...altar, table or platform for the performance of religious sacrifice. In its simplest form the altar is a small pile, with a square or circular surface, made of stone...

2) Altar (An). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...art. St. Stephen (the Pope), and Thomas Becket are represented as immolated before an altar. St. Canute is represented as lying before an altar. St. Charles Borromeo...

3) Altar. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Altar (ahl-TAR), town (1990 pop. 4,914), Sonora, NW Mexico, on Altar R. affluent of Magdalena R., and 65 mi/105 km SW of Nogales on Mexico Highway 2; 30°40'N 111°50'W....

4) altar, alter. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...in its second syllable is misspelled; the meanings and functions are distinctly different: an altar is a piece of religious furniture, and to alter means to change,...

5) altar girl. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A girl who is an altar server....

6) high altar. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The main altar in a church....

7) altar. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...the Eucharist is celebrated in Christian churches. Middle English auter, from Old English altar and Old French auter, both from Latin altre....

8) altar boy. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A boy who is an altar server....

9) altar rail. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A railing in front of the altar that separates the chancel from the rest of a church....

10) altar call. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Protestant service when worshipers may come forward to make or renew a profession of faith. Also called invitation....

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