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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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!
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pew

[ˈpjuː] nbanc m (d'église)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pew

n (Eccl) → (Kirchen)bank f; (hum: = chair) → Platz m; take a pew! (hum)lass dich nieder! (hum)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pew

[pjuː] n (in church) → banco
take a pew! (fig) (fam) → accomodati!, siediti!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pew

(pjuː) noun
a seat or bench in a church.
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Elizabeth sought compensation for her husband's house, garden, distillery, land, wharf, 1,400 bushels of salt and their box pew. The pew was in King's Chapel, the first Anglican church built in New England.
17th Century from 12th Century origins: lairds' lofts, box pews. Rural and spiritual; be alone.
Inside, you are transported back hundreds of years to a small Puritan chapel with green baize-covered box pews, a pulpit, a wind-up clock, and an upstairs gallery.
The 300-year-old box pews provide cosy individual beds where guests sleep.
With its oldest stones dating back to the Norman Conquest and its Georgian box pews looking like centuries-old fixtures, St Helen's Church could have been standing in the same spot since time immemorial.
With its oldest stones dating back to the Norman Conquest and its Georgian box pews looking like centuries-old fixtures, you would have sworn it had been rooted on this spot since time immemorial.