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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.
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