altar: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôl'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. an elevated place or structure, as a mound or platform, at which religious rites are performed or on which sacrifices are offered to gods, ancestors, etc.
  2. See
  3. (cap.)the constellation Ara.
  4. (in a dry dock) a ledge for supporting the feet of shorings.
  5. to marry: After a five-year courtship, he led her to the altar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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