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rere·dos

 (rîr′dŏs′, rîr′ĭ-, rĕr′ĭ-)
n.
1. A decorative screen or facing on the wall at the back of an altar.
2. The back of an open hearth of a fireplace.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from areredos : arere, behind (Latin ad-, ad- + Latin retrō, backward; see re- in Indo-European roots) + dos, back (from Latin dorsum).]

reredos

(ˈrɪədɒs)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a screen or wall decoration at the back of an altar, in the form of a hanging, tapestry, painting, or piece of metalwork or sculpture
2. (Furniture) another word for fireback1
[C14: from Old French areredos, from arere behind + dos back, from Latin dorsum]

rere•dos

(ˈrɪər dɒs, ˈrɪər ɪ-, ˈrɛər ɪ-)

n.
a screen or a decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church.
[1325–75; Middle English, alter. of Anglo-French areredos= Middle French arere behind (see arrear) + dos back (< Latin dorsum)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reredos - a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion tablereredos - a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
Translations

reredos

[ˈrɪədɒs] N (reredoses (pl)) → retablo m

reredos

nRetabel nt

reredos

[ˈrɪədɒs] n (Art) → dossale m
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OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The marble reredos on the altar of Saint Michael and the Arch Angels helped set the modern theme the bride had in mind.
The first was her painting demonstration Eclipsis--a painting made and performed for Good Friday which is imprinted on the hearts and souls of those who were present (her daughter in law Tila made a video of this which you can see on Rebecca's website); and the second, more permanent legacy Bright Rising, the reredos for the Lady Chapel altar which invites our reflections on Mary in the context of our local landscape, the landscape of the heavens and that of the soul.
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St Mary's Church, Clydach, is one of the most imposing and architecturally accomplished Gothic style churches in South Wales but its detailed construction, which includes stained glass and a remarkable reredos, needs major repair.
Here there are four screens displayed in a row between the altar and the carved 18th Century reredos or backscreen.
I WAS glad to read the Echo article on the restoration of the reredos at St Cadoc's Church in Llancarfan (November 30).
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A Flickr view of the Reredos (altar screen) at Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool - with access kindly provided by Annette Butler - and For more flickr pictures, visit www.