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also bap·tis·try  (băp′tĭ-strē)
n. pl. bap·tis·ter·ies also bap·tis·tries
1. A part of a church or a separate building used for baptizing.
2. A font used for baptism.

[Middle English baptisterie, from Old French, from Late Latin baptistērium, from Greek baptistērion, from baptizein, to baptize; see baptize.]


(ˈbæp tə stri, -tɪs tə ri)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. a building or a part of a church in which baptism is administered.
2. (esp. in Baptist churches) a tank for administering baptism by immersion.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin baptistērium < Greek baptistḗrion bathing place]


Either a separate building or the part of a church reserved for the performance of the rite of baptism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baptistery - bowl for baptismal waterbaptistery - bowl for baptismal water    
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
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The Baptistery, which is a few years older than the Leaning Tower, is a stately rotunda, of huge dimensions, and was a costly structure.
This Baptistery is endowed with the most pleasing echo of all the echoes we have read of.
He said this while holding meetings with French parliamentarians during his recently 3-day official visit to Paris, France, where he met President of French Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense Christian Cambon, President of Pakistan-France Friendship Group in French National Assembly Jean-Bernard Sempastous and President of Pakistan-France Business Council Thierry Pflimlin, French Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Baptistery, President Pakistan-France Parliamentary Friendship Group in French Senate Pascal Alizard and other foreign and defence ministries' officials, a press release said.
Golden, amber and off-white carpeting lies in most hallways and rooms, though Sunny Vinato Egyptian marble flooring is found in the lobby and baptistery.
Left: St Mary's Hospital in Paddington in 1994 and, inset, at the Baptistery of Florence Cathedral, Italy, in 1985
Blending in with the beauty that surrounds it, water from the baptistery will flow to a mountainside lake, symbolizing grace pouring down from heaven in a tranquil setting that naturally inspires meditation and devotion.
Seen depicted in the fresco by Giusto de' Menabuoi in the Baptistery of the Duomo Church, 1378, the Empyrean was the dwelling place of the supreme creator, through whose divine intervention, order was brought to formless turmoil of the darkness of the eternal void.
Conspiring with his best friend, John Clayton, to gain custody of a comic book having an upside down front cover to hopefully sell for big bucks, Richard tells of angel food cake with pink icing and licking out the icing bowl, as well as camping out in the woods when they were supposed to be camping in one or the other boys' back yard, Vacation Bible School and an evening revival highlighted with a truly memorable baptismal service conducted using the baptistery at the church; serve to accentuate the complications, hitches and unsuspected mischief a twosome of spirited lads can get themselves almost without trying keeps the reader smiling, chuckling and at times just breaking down in laughter.
The smiles on the faces of those emerging from the baptistery seemed to defy the horrors of Islamic State.
During its stay in Italy, the work traveled to the Florence Baptistery, where the pope viewed it on Nov.
Tamburini extrapolates on this homecoming wish to surmise that Dante imagined the Florentine Baptistery as his final resting place.
In an inspired juxtaposition, Giovanni Pisano's ivory torso can be viewed against that of the Christ of the brilliantly hued Crawford and Balcarres Crucifixion painted around 1320 by the Sienese Master of Citta di Castello and hung a few metres behind, the figures in its lower register in turn giving pictorial expression to the bas-reliefs of Nicola Pisano's Baptistery Pulpit in Pisa Cathedral.