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lec·tern

 (lĕk′tərn)
n.
1. A reading desk with a slanted top used to hold a sacred text from which passages are read in a religious service.
2. A stand that serves as a support for the notes or books of a speaker.

[Middle English lettorne, lectorn, from Old French lettrun, from Medieval Latin lēctrīnum, from Late Latin lēctrum, from Latin lēctus, past participle of legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

lectern

(ˈlɛktən)
n
1. (Furniture) a reading desk or support in a church
2. (Furniture) any similar desk or support
[C14: from Old French lettrun, from Late Latin lectrum, ultimately from legere to read]

lec•tern

(ˈlɛk tərn)

n.
1. a reading desk in a church from which the Bible lessons are read during the service.
2. a stand with a slanted top, used to hold a book, speech, etc., at the proper height for a standing reader or speaker.

lectern

, podium, dais, rostrum - A lectern is the stand on which the speaker's notes are placed, the podium is the platform on which the speaker and lectern stand, a dais is a platform for several people, and a rostrum is a platform for one or more.
See also related terms for platform.

lectern

podium
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lectern - desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturerlectern - desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
stand - a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
Translations
مِسْنَد خَشَبي للكِتاب
pulpit
læsepult
lukutelinepuhujapönttö
felolvasóasztal
lektari, lesborî
pultas
pults
pulpit
konuşmacı kürsüsü

lectern

[ˈlektə(ː)n] Natril m (Rel) → facistol m

lectern

[ˈlɛktərn] nlutrin m, pupitre m

lectern

nPult nt

lectern

[ˈlɛktən] nleggio

lectern

(ˈlektən) noun
a stand for holding a book etc to be read from, especially for a lecture or in a church.
References in classic literature ?
On the small rock platform stood an old bronze lectern or reading-stand, groaning under a great German Bible.
Behind the lectern, and looking across the valley, stood a very old man in a black robe that fell as straight as the cliffs around him, but whose white hair and weak voice seemed alike to waver in the wind.
The portable lectern was taken out from the corner and set in the middle of the fireplace, the two old servants came in, and Angel's father began to read at the tenth verse of the aforesaid chapter
No, it was only my imagination,' he assured himself, and he went to the corner where his lectern stood, falling on his knees in the regular and habitual manner which of itself gave him consolation and satisfaction.
There was nothing in it but the bench on which she was sitting, the book-shelf above it, and a lectern in the corner.
Meanwhile the officiating clergy had got into their vestments, and the priest and deacon came out to the lectern, which stood in the forepart of the church.
When at last he had taken the bride's hand in the correct way, the priest walked a few paces in front of them and stopped at the lectern.
The little old priest in his ecclesiastical cap, with his long silvery-gray locks of hair parted behind his ears, was fumbling with something at the lectern, putting out his little old hands from under the heavy silver vestment with the gold cross on the back of it.
Blessed is the name of our God, from the beginning, is now, and ever shall be," the little old priest answered in a submissive, piping voice, still fingering something at the lectern.
Turning again to the lectern, the priest with some difficulty took Kitty's little ring, and asking Levin for his hand, put it on the first joint of his finger.
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NNA - When Pope Francis addresses a crowd of thousands at Philadelphia's Independence Hall next month, he will speak from the same lectern that slain U.