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kirk

 (kûrk)
n.
1. Scots A church.
2. Kirk Chiefly British The Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Used with the.

[Middle English, from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice, church; see church.]

kirk

(kɜːk; Scottish kɪrk)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a Scot word for church
2. a Scottish church
[C12: from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice church]

Kirk

(kɜːk; Scottish kɪrk)
n
(Protestantism) the Kirk informal the Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Kirk

(kɜːk)
n
(Biography) Norman. 1923–74, prime minister of New Zealand (1972–74)

kirk

(kɜrk, kɪrk)

n.
1. Chiefly Scot. a church.
2. the Kirk, the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), as distinguished from the Church of England or the Scottish Episcopal Church.
[1150–1200; Middle English (north and Scots) < Old Norse kirkja church]
kirk′man, n., pl. -men.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kirk - a Scottish churchkirk - a Scottish church      
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
Translations

kirk

[kɜːk] N (Scot) → iglesia f
the Kirkla Iglesia (Presbiteriana) de Escocia

kirk

n (Scot) → Kirche f; the Kirk die Presbyterianische Kirche Schottlands

kirk

[kɜːk] n (Scot) → chiesa
the Kirk la Chiesa presbiteriana scozzese
References in classic literature ?
Captain Kirk must turn up her lobster eyes forsooth at the idea of an honest round game (wherein me fawther, as pious a man as ever went to church, me uncle Dane Malony, and our cousin the Bishop, took a hand at loo, or whist, every night of their lives).
Kirk begged Amelia to read that night ere she went to bed.
To be sure, I laughed over this; but it was rather tremulous laughter; and I was glad to get my bundle on my staff's end and set out over the ford and up the hill upon the farther side; till, just as I came on the green drove-road running wide through the heather, I took my last look of Kirk Essendean, the trees about the manse, and the big rowans in the kirkyard where my father and my mother lay.
Nothing like it has been seen on earth since trembling Tam O'Shanter saw the devil and the witches at their orgies that stormy night in "Alloway's auld haunted kirk.
It seemed as though Saint Dunstan was like to answer his prayer, for along the road came plodding a certain cobbler, one Quince, of Derby, who had been to take a pair of shoes to a farmer nigh Kirk Langly, and was now coming back home again, with a fair boiled capon in his pouch and a stout pottle of beer by his side, which same the farmer had given him for joy of such a stout pair of shoon.
Give ye good den, fair sir, and I would say that I come from Kirk Langly, where I ha' sold my shoon and got three shillings sixpence ha'penny for them in as sweet money as ever thou sawest, and honestly earned too, I would ha' thee know.
Or I see him setting off to church, for he was a great 'stoop' of the Auld Licht kirk, and his mouth is very firm now as if there were a case of discipline to face, but on his way home he is bowed with pity.
Kitty and Minnie Kirk likewise regard him with affection, and tell all sorts of stories about the plays he invents, the presents he brings, and the splendid tales he tells.
It's a rough journey, and a sad heart to travel it; and we must pass by Gimmerton Kirk to go that journey
After tattling pleasantly of the prospects of the shooting season, of the fashions from Paris, of an accident to a tourist, and of a scandal in the Scottish Kirk, the writer proceeded to the narrative of a case of interest, relating to a marriage in the sphere known (in the language of footmen) as the sphere of "high life.
Kirk & Kirk is exhibiting its new Spectrum collection at 100% Optical, which the eyewear company explained plays with colour through design.
Hours later dad-of-three Kirk McLaughlin, a 36-year-old Afghan war veteran, was dead.