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pul·pit

(po͝ol′pĭt, pŭl′-)
n.
1. An elevated platform, lectern, or stand used in preaching or conducting a religious service.
2.
a. Clerics considered as a group.
b. The ministry of preaching.
3. An elevated metal guardrail extending around the bow or stern of a yacht or other small vessel.
4. An elevated platform, such as one used by harpooners in a whaling boat.
5. A bully pulpit.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pulpitum, from Latin, wooden platform, theatrical stage, possibly back-formation from plural pulpita pulpita, platform, stage, perhaps (via Etruscan *pulputa or *pulpta), from Greek polupoda, neuter plural of polupous, trodden by many feet, having many feet (polu-, many + pous, foot); see polyp.]

pulpit

(ˈpʊlpɪt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a raised platform, usually surrounded by a barrier, set up in churches as the appointed place for preaching, leading in prayer, etc
2. (Building) any similar raised structure, such as a lectern
3. a medium for expressing an opinion, such as a column in a newspaper
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the pulpit
a. the preaching of the Christian message
b. the clergy or their message and influence
[C14: from Latin pulpitum a platform]

pul•pit

(ˈpʊl pɪt, ˈpʌl-)

n.
1. a platform or raised structure in a church, from which the sermon is delivered or the service is conducted.
2. the pulpit, the clerical profession; ministry.
3. (in small craft)
a. a safety rail rising from the deck near the bow and extending around it.
b. a similar rail at the stern.
4. an elevated control booth in a factory.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin pulpitum pulpit, Latin: platform, stage]

pulpit

- From classical Latin pulpitum, "platform, stage."
See also related terms for platform.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulpit - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on itpulpit - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"

pulpit

noun platform, stand, podium, rostrum, dais, lectern The minister took his place at the pulpit and preached a fine sermon.
Translations
مِنْبَر الوَعْظ
kazatelna
prædikestol
szószék
predikunarstóll
sakykla
kancele
kazateľnica
prižnica

pulpit

[ˈpʊlpɪt] Npúlpito m

pulpit

[ˈpʊlpɪt] nchaire f

pulpit

nKanzel f

pulpit

[ˈpʊlpɪt] npulpito

pulpit

(ˈpulpit) noun
a raised box or platform in a church, where the priest or minister stands, especially to preach the sermon.
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983 old pulpit Bibles, all in the King James Version, most with broken spines and all falling open naturally somewhere in the middle, among the Psalms, so that the minister could place his notes without worry of them sliding off