censer


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cen·ser

 (sĕn′sər)
n.
A vessel in which incense is burned, especially during religious services.

[Middle English, short for encenser, from Anglo-Norman encensier, from encens, incense, from Old French; see incense2.]

censer

(ˈsɛnsə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a container for burning incense, esp one swung at religious ceremonies. Also called: thurible

cen•ser

(ˈsɛn sər)

n.
a container in which incense is burned.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, aph. variant of ensenser < Medieval Latin incensārium. See incense1]

censer

Used by witches and magicians, this is a small container used to burn incense, herbs, chemicals, wood, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.censer - a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)censer - a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Translations
kadidelnice

censer

[ˈsensəʳ] Nincensario m

censer

n (Eccl) → Rauchfass nt, → Räuchergefäß nt
References in classic literature ?
Mary took the kettle to the well, and soon reappearing, placed it over the stove, where it was soon purring and steaming, a sort of censer of hospitality and good cheer.
Our harps we left by Babel's streams, The tyrant's jest, the Gentile's scorn; No censer round our altar beams, And mute our timbrel, trump, and horn.
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Angels whose faint foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
They were met by a deacon with a censer and by a servant who passed out on tiptoe without heeding them.
Then he gave them the candles, and taking the censer, moved slowly away from them.
The organ was muttering, censers were swinging, candles were glinting on the distant altar and robed priests were filing silently past them; the scene was one to sweep all frivolous thoughts away and steep the soul in a holy calm.
The fuming censers that the grave boys, in their lace and scarlet, tossed into the air like great gilt flowers had their subtle fascination for him.
There was deep silence; and the censers slipping on their chains were swung high in the air.
Besides all this, there was a vast quantity of solid gold ornaments; - nearly two hundred massive finger and earrings; - rich chains - thirty of these, if I remember; - eighty-three very large and heavy crucifixes; - five gold censers of great value; - a prodigious golden punch bowl, ornamented with richly chased vine-leaves and Bacchanalian figures; with two sword-handles exquisitely embossed, and many other smaller articles which I cannot recollect.
And now, a sudden twist and stoppage of the carriage inspired Mr Dorrit with the mistrust that the brigand moment was come for twisting him into a ditch and robbing him; until, letting down the glass again and looking out, he perceived himself assailed by nothing worse than a funeral procession, which came mechanically chaunting by, with an indistinct show of dirty vestments, lurid torches, swinging censers, and a great cross borne before a priest.
When the bachelor had given her in connection with almost every tomb and flat grave-stone some history of its own, he took her down into the old crypt, now a mere dull vault, and showed her how it had been lighted up in the time of the monks, and how, amid lamps depending from the roof, and swinging censers exhaling scented odours, and habits glittering with gold and silver, and pictures, and precious stuffs, and jewels all flashing and glistening through the low arches, the chaunt of aged voices had been many a time heard there, at midnight, in old days, while hooded figures knelt and prayed around, and told their rosaries of beads.