Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a building inhabited by a community of monks or nuns governed by an abbot or abbess.
|the sacred part of a temple or church; a church chancel > ADYTA.
|a side division of the nave or other part of a church or similar building, generally separated off by pillars.
|without an aisle.
|a rostrum in a synagogue, a BEMA.
|almery aumbry awmrie awmry ambery ambry
|a recess for church vessels, a cupboard.
|a raised structure used in worship.
|in the proper position of an altar, that is, at the east of a church with its ends towards the north and south.
|dorsel dossal dossel
|a cloth hanging for the back of an altar.
|an aisle down the east end of a church, behind the altar.
|an anteroom to a chapel or church.
|the space in front of the CHOIR in a church.
|a rounded extension at the end of a building, especially at the east end of a church.
|having shape of an APSE; pertaining to an APSIS.
|a subsidiary APSE, a rounded extension at end of building, especially at east end of church.
|the dwelling of a Hindu religious philosopher.
|that part of a church (or, formerly, a separate building adjacent to a church) used for baptism.
|pertaining to a BASILICA.
|a large oblong hall with double colonnades and a semicircular apse; a Roman Catholic church with honorific privileges > BASILICAS or BASILICAE.
|of, relating to, or resembling, a BASILICA.
|a house for prayer, a CHAPEL.
|having a BELFRY.
|the part of a church housing the bells.
|bema bima bimah
|a synagogue platform > BEMAS or BEMATA; BIMAS, BIMAHS.
|a place of worship for seamen; a nonconformist chapel. [Hebrew 'house of god'].
|a Nonconformist church building.
|a monastery sitting room.
|a freestanding bell tower on church property > CAMPANILI or CAMPANILES.
|located on the north side of the choir in a church.
|a citadel on top of a hill; esp. the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, on the Saturnian or Tarpeian (later called Capitoline) Hill at Rome.
|the chair or throne of office of a bishop or other high official > CATHEDRAS or CATHEDRAE.
|the principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (cathedra).
|the inner chamber of a classical temple > CELLAE.
|the room where the Last Supper was eaten; also, a clique or circle, especially of writers
|the part of a church containing the altar and seats for choir.
|a chapel or altar built for prayers for its benefactor's soul.
|a place of Christian worship in a larger building, esp. a place set apart, with a separate altar, in a church or cathedral.
|the building attached to a cathedral, collegiate church, or religious house in which the chapter meets.
|the east end of (especially French Gothic) church or chancel.
|one of fixed seats in the choir of a church, generally of carved wood.
|a Buddhist shrine.
|a building designed for public forms of worship, esp. Christian worship; (verb) to bring someone to church.
|without a church.
|the state of being CHURCHLY, resembling a church.
|resembling a church > CHURCHLIER, CHURCHLIEST.
|associated with or reminiscent of churches > CHURCHIER, CHURCHIEST.
|a freestanding canopy to cover an altar; a vessel for holding eucharistic bread > CIBORIA or CIBORIUMS.
|of, like, or characteristic of a CLOISTER.
|the upper storey of a church; windows near the roof of a building.
|a covered arcade forming part of a monastic or collegiate establishment.
|the room in which cardinals meet to elect a pope; any secret assembly.
|a place for nuns; (verb, arch.) to be suitable for.
|an underground cell or chapel.
|pertaining to or like a crypt.
|a dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.
|a hall in a Sikh temple.
|darga dargah durgah
|a structure over a place where a holy person was buried or cremated.
|the dean's (south) side of a choir, as opposed to the CANTORIS side.
|a font, a temple or shrine having a font > DELUBRUMS or DELUBRA.
|a building having a religious or charitable purpose, a free or cheap lodging for travellers.
|a sacristy for sacred vessels in Orthodox churches > DIACONICONS.
|a cathedral > DUOMI or DUOMOS.
|a memorial stone set up by Samuel after the victory of Mizpeh; a chapel or religious meeting place. [Hebrew eben-ha-ezedr, stone of help].
|a semicircular bench beside an episcopal throne; an outdoor bench or recess > EXEDRAE or EXEDRAS, EXHEDRAE.
|the throne or seat of a bishop within the chancel.
|a prayer desk from which the Litany is read at church service; a bishop's round armless chair.
|a recess in church wall for storing communion vessels > FENESTELLAS or FENESTELLAE.
|a (portable) shrine containing the relics of a saint; a small room or chapel in which shrines were deposited.
|a seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary.
|a small chapel or porch at western end of some medieval English churches.
|a carved face on a church to keep away evil spirits.
|a room adjoining a synagogue used to store old or damaged books > GENIZAHS, GENIZOT, GENIZOTH.
|a Buddhist temple or monastery in Tibet.
|in Southern India, a pyramidal tower over the gateway of a temple.
|a raised step or ledge behind an altar.
|a decoration for an altar GRADIN > GRADINI.
|a Sikh place of worship which includes a place where the scripture is housed. [Punjabi from Skr. guru, teacher, + dvara, door].
|an opening cut in the wall of a church to enable viewing of the altar.
|in Eastern churches, a screen separating the sanctuary from the nave. Pl. in both cases ICONOSTASES.
|a rood-loft, or screen and gallery. [L. imperative of jubere, to command].
|church; (verb) to bring to church.
|the village in which the parish church stands.
|an underground chamber used in religious rites by Pueblo Indians. [Hopi].
|a monastery or convent of lamas, in Tibet, Mongolia, etc.
|a dining hall in a GURDWARA.
|a group of huts or cells inhabited by reclusive monks in Egypt and the Middle East > LAURAE or LAURAS; LAVRAS.
|lectern lecturn lettern
|a reading desk or support in a church.
|the roofed gate of a churchyard.
|a Hindu or Jain temple.
|a stone prayer wall in a Tibetan Buddhist temple, usu. carved with sacred images or texts > MANIES or MANIS.
|a house allocated to or occupied by a minister, esp. in the Church of Scotland.
|a shrine erected in memory of a martyr > MARTYRIA.
|a shrine, chapel or monument in memmory of a martyr.
|a screen in a synagogue separating men and women > MECHITZAS or MECHITZOT.
|a church, usually Protestant, with a very large congregation, typically housed in a complex offering sophisticated multimedia presentations and a range of secular facilities and services.
|the place in which certain religious groups, esp. Quakers, hold their meetings for worship.
|a niche or slab in a mosque marking the direction of Mecca.
|a place for ritual bathing by Orthodox Jews > MIKVAS.
|a place for ritual bathing by Orthodox Jews > MIKVAHS or MIKVOTH.
|a place for ritual bathing by Orthodox Jews > MIKVEHS, MIKVOS or MIKVOT.
|a mosque pulpit.
|a tall tower or turret connected with a mosque, from which a muezzin calls at hours of prayer. [Arabic manarat, from nar, fire].
|having a MINARET.
|a church associated with a monastery.
|a bracket on a turn-up seat in a choirstall, allowing the user some support when standing.
|the residence of a religious community, esp. of monks, living in seclusion from secular society and bound by religious vows.
|resembling a MONOPTERON.
|a circular temple with one ring of columns > MONOPTERA.
|an Islamic temple.
|the inner cell of a temple > NAOI or NAOSES.
|a small entrance or porch to a church.
|the largest part of a church, where the congregation sits.
|a church nave.
|the convent or religious house of a community of nuns.
|a temple, sanctuary or grotto of the nymphs > NYMPHAEA or NYMPHAEUMS.
|a small chapel for private prayer.
|an Eastern temple, esp. in the form of a many-storeyed tapering tower. [Persian butkhada, idol temple].
|a temple dedicated to all the gods, or where images or other memorials of all the gods of a nation are collected. [After Pantheon, a domed circular temple in Rome, built c. 120 AD].
|in Byzantine architecture, a chapel walled off from the BEMA > PARABEMATA.
|a railing in a church enclosing altar, chapel or tomb.
|the home of a parson.
|an enclosed area, often surrounded with colonnades or porticoes, in front of a building, esp. a cathedral or church.
|the home of a pastor > PASTORIUMS.
|strange > PECULIARLY; (noun) a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese in which it lies > PECULIARS.
|the innermost or most private parts, esp. of a temple or palace; hidden things or secrets.
|relating to PENETRALIA, the innermost or most private parts e.g. of a temple.
|a bench in a church.
|a basin set in wall of church to drain away ceremonial water > PISCINAE or PISCINAS.
|belonging to a fishpond or a PISCINA.
|a raised ornament on top of the upright end of seats in churches.
|a space, esp an enclosed one, around a building (e.g. a cathedral, college, etc).
|a platform for an altar; a portable altar or decoration upon it > PREDELLAS or PREDELLE.
|a monastery or convent governed by a prior or prioress.
|a parish church serving as a cathedral.
|a vestibule in front of a temple > PRONAOI.
|a place of prayer, an oratory > PROSEUCHAE.
|a place of prayer, an oratory > PROSEUCHAE.
|a raised structure for preaching from.
|relating to a PULPIT.
|having a PULPIT.
|a gigantic stone screen separating cathedral choir from the nave > PULPITUMS.
|a place or state in which souls are after death purified from venial sins.
|a minister's or priest's house.
|the dining-hall of a monastery or other institution.
|a side altar in a Catholic church.
|reredorse reredos reredosse
|a usually ornamental wood/stone screen or wall behind an altar > REREDOSES, REREDOSSES.
|a shelf or ornamental setting for panels behind an altar.
|the part of a cathedral or large church behind the high altar.
|a cross or crucifix at the entrance to a church chancel.
|of or like a SACRARIUM.
|the sanctuary or sacristy (room housing sacred vessels) of a church; a piscina (stone basin for ablutions) > SACRARIA or SACRARIUMS.
|a room in a church where sacred objects are kept.
|a sacred place; a very private room > SANCTA or SANCTUMS.
|a synagogue > SCHULN or SCHULS; SHULS or SHULN.
|a writing room, especially of scribes in medieval monastery > SCRIPTORIA or SCRIPTORIUMS.
|a kind of seat in a church, usu. in pl > SEDILIA.
|a sacred enclosure in an ancient Egyptian temple > SEKOSES.
|a receptacle in an altar for holding religious relics; (verb) to place in a sepulcher.
|of or like a SEPULCHRE.
|relating to a SHRINE.
|a place of worship hallowed by association with a sacred person or object, esp. the tomb of a saint or other holy person; (verb) to build a shrine to.
|like a SHRINE.
|without a spire.
|a stall in a Greek church > STASIDIONS.
|a mound or monument commemorative of Buddha.
|one of the stalls of the lower range where there are two ranges > SUBSELLIA.
|a hut or shelter roofed with branches, used by Jews as a temporary living accommodation during Sukkoth, the Festival of the Tabernacles > SUCCAHS. SUCCOT or SUCCOTH; SUKKOT, SUKKOTH or SUKKAHS.
|a Jewish church. [Gk. synagoge, from syn, together + agoge, a bringing, from agein to lead].
|relating to a SYNAGOG, a Jewish church.
|the seat of a bishop and his presbyters, behind the altar > SYNTHRONI.
|the tent carried by the Jews through the desert, used as a temple and to house the Ark of the Covenant; a tent or movable hut; (verb) to sojourn.
|a place dedicated to a god; a sacred precinct > TEMENE.
|a building or place dedicated to the worship of a deity or deities.
|supplied with or inclosed in a TEMPLE.
|an ancient Mexican or Central American place of worship, usually consisting of a truncated pyramid surmounted by a temple > TEOCALLIS. [Nahuatl teotl, god + calli, house].
|a TEOCALLI, an Aztec pyramid temple.
|a seminary for RC priests.
|in the Indian subcontinent, a sacred Buddhist gateway.
|a Shinto temple gateway. No —S.
|a screen enclosing a SHRINE > TRANSENNAS. [L. transenna, trellis].
|the part of a church off to one side of main structure.
|of or like a TRANSEPT, the part of a church off to one side of main structure.
|having a transept.
|having three APSES.
|an underground room or vault, esp under a church; a CRYPT.
|relating to a VESTRY.
|a priest's dressing room.
|the habitation of a vicar.
|a Buddhist or Jain temple or precinct.
|in the Indian subcontinent, the central tower enclosing the shrine in a temple.
|a Thai Buddhist temple or monastery.
|a small door forming part of larger door of a church or castle.