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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.]
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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]
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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]
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pulpit

- From classical Latin pulpitum, "platform, stage."
See also related terms for platform.
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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"
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pulpit

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

pulpit

[ˈpʊlpɪt] Npúlpito m
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pulpit

[ˈpʊlpɪt] nchaire f
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pulpit

nKanzel f
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pulpit

[ˈpʊlpɪt] npulpito
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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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