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pew

 (pyo͞o)
n.
1. One of the long, fixed, backed benches that are arranged in rows for the seating of a congregation in church.
2. An enclosed compartment in a church that provides seating for a number of people, such as a family.

[Middle English pewe, probably from Old French puie, balcony, from Latin podia, pl. of podium, balcony; see podium.]

pew

(pjuː)
n
1. (Furniture) (in a church)
a. one of several long benchlike seats with backs, used by the congregation
b. an enclosed compartment reserved for the use of a family or other small group
2. informal Brit a seat (esp in the phrase take a pew)
[C14 pywe, from Old French puye, from Latin podium a balcony, from Greek podion supporting structure, from pous foot]

pew

(pyu)

n.
1. (in a church) one of a number of fixed benches with backs, accessible by aisles, for the use of the congregation.
2. an enclosure with seats in a church, assigned to the use of a family or other group of worshipers.
[1350–1400; Middle English puwe < Middle French puie balcony < Latin podia, pl. (taken in Vulgar Latin as fem singular) of podium balcony. See podium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pew - long bench with backspew - long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation
bench - a long seat for more than one person
Translations
مَقْعَد خَشَبي في الكَنيسَه
lavice
kirkebænk
kirkjubekkur
klauptas
baznīcas sols
baheikesjakkeskerkbank
kyrkbänk
kilise sırası

pew

[pjuː] N (in church) → banco m (de iglesia)
take a pew! (hum) → ¡siéntate!

pew

[ˈpjuː] nbanc m (d'église)

pew

n (Eccl) → (Kirchen)bank f; (hum: = chair) → Platz m; take a pew! (hum)lass dich nieder! (hum)

pew

[pjuː] n (in church) → banco
take a pew! (fig) (fam) → accomodati!, siediti!

pew

(pjuː) noun
a seat or bench in a church.
References in classic literature ?
reiterated Pew, striking with his stick upon the road.
I have always liked the quaintness of the church and congregation; besides, I know the Tuckers: I shall go into their pew.
Archer's eyes lingered a moment on the left-hand pew, where his mother, who had entered the church on Mr.
Donnithorne's own pew had handsome crimson cloth cushions; and, to close the vista, there was a crimson altar-cloth, embroidered with golden rays by Miss Lydia's own hand.
While these aged mourners were passing up the aisle, it was observed that, from pew to pew, the spectators shuddered with irrepressible awe, as some object, hitherto concealed by the intervening figures, came full in sight.
In the midst of the prayer a fly had lit on the back of the pew in front of him and tortured his spirit by calmly rubbing its hands together, embracing its head with its arms, and polishing it so vigorously that it seemed to almost part company with the body, and the slender thread of a neck was exposed to view; scraping its wings with its hind legs and smoothing them to its body as if they had been coat-tails; going through its whole toilet as tranquilly as if it knew it was perfectly safe.
I went into the church, with a lot of other little girls, and I sat in the corner of a pew by the window while the opening exercises went on.
And now I'm here,' thought Kit, gliding into the nearest empty pew which was opposite his mother's, and on the other side of the little aisle, 'how am I ever to get at her, or persuade her to come out
I suppose you would have had him cast a glance into the squire's pew,' said I, laughing at the vehemence of her hostility.
Charlie winked rapturously at her behind his mother's fan; Mac openly pointed to the tall figure beside her; Jamie stared fixedly over the back of his pew, till Rose thought his round eyes would drop out of his head; George fell over a stool and dropped three books in his excitement; Will drew sailors and Chinamen on his clean cuffs, and displayed them, to Rose's great tribulation; Steve nearly upset the whole party by burning his nose with salts, as he pretended to be overcome by his joy; even dignified Archie disgraced himself by writing in his hymn book, "Isn't he blue and brown?
She was passing the front pew at the time, and it fell over into the pew.
We arrived in considerable style, too, for the landlord had ordered the first carriage that could be found, since there was no time to lose, and our coachman was so splendidly liveried that we were probably mistaken for a brace of stray dukes; why else were we honored with a pew all to ourselves, away up among the very elect at the left of the chancel?