altar vs alter

altar alter

Definitions

  • 1) A table or similar flat-topped structure used for religious rites.
  • 2) An elevated place or structure before which religious ceremonies may be enacted or upon which sacrifices may be offered.
  • 3) A structure, typically a table, before which the divine offices are recited and upon which the Eucharist is celebrated in Christian churches.
  • 4) A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity.
  • 5) In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table.
  • 6) a tomb resembling an altar in shape, etc.
  • 7) place of family devotions.
  • 8) See Frontal.
  • 9) the railing in front of the altar or communion table.
  • 10) a wall or partition built behind an altar to protect it from approach in the rear.
  • 11) a cushion laid upon the altar in a Christian church to support the service book.
  • 12) the cover for an altar in a Christian church, usually richly embroidered.
  • 13) to marry; -- said of a woman.
  • 14) the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  • 15) a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
  • 16) In most Christian churches, the communion-table.
  • 17) An elevated place or structure, a block of stone, or any object of appropriate form, on which sacrifices are offered or incense is burned to a deity.
  • 18) The steps at the sides of a graving-dock.

Definitions

  • 1) transitive To change the form or structure of.
  • 2) intransitive To become different.
  • 3) transitive To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).
  • 4) transitive To change the form or structure of.
  • 5) transitive To tailor clothes to make them fit.
  • 6) transitive To tailor clothes to make them fit.
  • 7) intransitive To become different.
  • 8) transitive To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).
  • 9) remove the ovaries of
  • 10) insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
  • 11) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • 12) make an alteration to
  • 13) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  • 14) To become different in some respect; vary; change.
  • 15) To exchange.
  • 16) To agitate: as, ”altered and moved inwardly,” Milton, Areopagitica, p. 1.
  • 17) To change entirely or materially; convert into another form or state: as, to alter a cloak into a coat; to alter an opinion.
  • 18) To make some change in; make different in some particular; cause to vary in some degree, without an entire change.
  • 19) Toexchange.
  • 20) To castrate, emasculate, or spay, as an animal.
  • 21) To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
  • 22) To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
  • 23) To change or make different; modify.
  • 24) To change or become different.
  • 25) To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change
  • 26) To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.
  • 27) obsolete To agitate; to affect mentally.
  • 28) colloq. To geld.
  • 29) colloq. To geld.
  • 30) obsolete To agitate; to affect mentally.

Examples

  • 1) The heart was placed on a small table in front of the high altar.
  • 2) So they called it off, between the steps of the church and the altar.
  • 3) But the high altar I could not see.
  • 4) From the outset it's very clear that Desert worships at the altar of high literary art.
  • 5) By the way, flowers still find their way to the church 's altar.
  • 6) In their Brooklyn apartment, he builds an altar to her with her wedding dress at its centre.
  • 7) He saw himself standing on the altar, lost into his hatred, raging like a bird of prey.
  • 8) The general consensus was the men from the Valleys would be served up as sacrificial lambs on the high altar of English football.
  • 9) A festival in a skiing resort - the high altar of the British middle classes.
  • 10) Ealing, our organist got married and for his wedding he had a choir and a four-piece rock band that set up at the high altar.
  • 11) But at his wedding day this summer he stood tall and proud as he walked to the altar to stand beside his childhood sweetheart, Ciara.
  • 12) These souls appeared "under the altar," that is, _at the foot of the altar_, being the same as that described in chap. 8: 3 -- "And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer, and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne."
  • 13) In this the term _altar_ is alone made use of; but in the first Liturgy of King Edward the Sixth, published in 1549, the altar or table whereupon the Lord’s Supper was ministered is indifferently called _the altar_, _the Lord’s table_, _God’s board_.
  • 14) The word altar (sometimes spelled oltar) is used in the Old Slavonic and Russian languages to denote the entire space surrounding what we know as the altar, which is included behind the iconostasis, and is the equivalent of the Greek word bema.
  • 15) The term "altar call" is an interesting one that has theological complexities that many of us make take for granted.
  • 16) The main altar is home to the most revered statuette in Jerez.
  • 17) Above the altar is a portrait of St. Francis de Sales, painted by a fellow convert who became a Visitation sister.
  • 18) Above the altar is the first of a series of six statues of Saints connected to the Benedictine Order (interestingly, and presumably to stress this connection, they all wear the black Benedictine habit, even under the Mass vestments): my patron Saint, St. Gregory the Great.
  • 19) ‘His mice are to be found everywhere: scurrying across church pews and altars, sitting on oak ashtrays, inside clock cases and on oak bookends, even peeking out from beneath oak dining tables and chairs designed for grand country homes.’
  • 20) ‘In addition, above the altar in the side chapel, the church has placed a large painting by Mr Willson.’
  • 21) ‘The stained glass windows behind the altar in Glann Church are in need of repair.’
  • 22) ‘Much of the gold and silver was used in the production of ecclesiastical items such as altar-crosses, reliquaries, and portative altars; the church being the client who could afford such wonderful pieces of work.’
  • 23) ‘He referred not so much to architectural form as to dedication of three altars in one church as symbolising the three persons in the consubstantial unity of God.’
  • 24) ‘There the parochial system was concentrated and efficient, and parish churches could provide altars at which clergy could offer up soul-prayers.’
  • 25) ‘Yet thousands of churches see empty altars week after week and year after year and cover this sterile situation by misapplying the Scripture.’
  • 26) ‘Offerings to saints - intended to promote healing - hang on strings near many church altars.’
  • 27) ‘Gifts of flowers or donations for flowers for the altars in Raheen Parish Church for Easter will be very welcome.’
  • 28) ‘His rise to local prominence was due to the dextrous performance of magic on the altars of his church and elsewhere.’
  • 29) ‘A representative of each family is invited to place a candle on the altar during the service.’
  • 30) ‘I want to see William standing by the altar of the church that I've attended since I was a child.’
  • 31) ‘The altar of his church in Bridgewater Street is adorned with the national flag.’
  • 32) ‘In addition to Christian icons, several altars had symbols from other cultural contexts, such as Native American and African figurines and images.’
  • 33) ‘With the rise of private Masses, chapels began to bulge out from the laterals of the church and altars began to be recessed against the walls.’
  • 34) ‘When it is available for viewing, one marvels at every tiny thread hand-knotted into incredibly intricate patterns, forming delicate swaths long and wide enough to wrap around cathedral altars.’
  • 35) ‘Our parishioner had lived through the removal, replacement and removal again of altars and stained-glass windows.’
  • 36) ‘I then spent a sufficient amount of time in the cathedral admiring the altar and ceiling.’
  • 37) ‘At the centre you see two large, flat-topped boulders which look like an altar in a cathedral nave.’
  • 38) ‘What Christ offered in hanging upon the cross for mankind, we recreate at Holy Mass, since He is again sacrificed on our altars.’
  • 39) ‘Ancient rituals have been revived, sacrificial altars rebuilt and lunar patterns observed with increasing attention.’
  • 40) ‘But throughout the Old Testament we find human beings coming to God and finding fellowship with him at altars where sacrifices were made.’
  • 41) ‘If it is certain that Maya altars received offerings or ritual goods, the particular ritual actions performed at these stones remains wholly unclear.’
  • 42) ‘Every city-state had temples to its patron deity and shrines and altars to many others.’
  • 43) ‘In the absence of ancestral halls in the United States, they perform rituals at miniature altars at home and in the place of business and in sanctuaries found in district and family associations in Chinatowns.’
  • 44) ‘It is the isolated Pagans who need to know they are not alone and that there is someplace they can get the items they need for their altars, rituals and everyday life as well as sorely needed moral support.’
  • 45) ‘Aromatics were to become so popular, that a special edict was declared in 30 A.D. that forbade the personal use of exotic scents as the supplies for use on ritual altars were growing scarce.’
  • 46) ‘Many religious practitioners create altars that are associated with crossed practices.’
  • 47) ‘Perseus made three altars and three sacrifices - one to Mercury, one to Jove, and one to Athene - for their assistance in his battles against Medusa, Atlas, and the sea monster.’
  • 48) ‘The mathematics given in the Sulbasutras is there to enable the accurate construction of altars needed for sacrifices.’
  • 49) ‘The requirements for altars, incense, and offerings were described to Moses by God.’
  • 50) ‘Inside, I made straight for the altar of Jowo Sakyamuni and placed my offering of fresh flowers and fruits.’
  • 51) ‘They lay fruit and gifts at the altar and light joss sticks as the local shaman begins the ceremony.’
  • 52) ‘Vedic Indians solved square roots in order to build sacrificial altars of the proper size.’
  • 53) ‘The African village required construction of yellow and black native huts, palisades, sacrificial altars, and jungle backdrop.’
  • 54) ‘The decree requires that the priests and priestesses of Kolophon visit the altars in the old agora to acknowledge the ties between the old site and the current site of the city.’
  • 55) ‘Later petitioners laid offerings of food on the altar in front of the deity's statue.’
  • 56) ‘The fire altars symbolized the universe and there were three types of altars representing the earth, the atmosphere and the sky.’
  • 57) ‘Also, if you aren't comfortable with shamanic or astral journeys to commune with the spirits/gods of your choice then small altars to them are a great way to show them good will.’
  • 58) ‘The Buddha is not a god but the place teems with statues and altars to him.’

Examples

  • 1) Industrial policy means intervening to alter the structure of production to benefit sectors that are thought to offer better prospects for growth.
  • 2) He didn't expect me to change or alter my work pattern.
  • 3) No amount of political manoeuvring can alter the fact that Heathrow is in the wrong place.
  • 4) If you turn it into something which people would prefer to see, you are altering the facts of history.
  • 5) Negotiations in the past two months have centred on altering the balance of the offer, as well as raising the price.
  • 6) That goal, he now reflects, altered the course of his life more than he had expected.
  • 7) Without altering its structure the landscape shrugged off the works of man.
  • 8) These pulses make you alter your position and stop snoring.
  • 9) With his departure there was an incident that almost altered the course of the war.
  • 10) His business cards play on this alter ego.
  • 11) This does not alter the fact that the crime of embezzlement has occurred.
  • 12) To alter the balance you have to rebuild the refinery.
  • 13) What small change would alter the capacity of the whole of our resources?
  • 14) Its incoherent political structure had altered little in a thousand years.
  • 15) But the simple choices you make alter your story in hundreds of minor ways.
  • 16) Modern scientific capability has profoundly altered the course of human life.
  • 17) The facts were altered to suit the theory.
  • 18) This is because the balance of contrasts alters.
  • 19) We will change and alter it around.
  • 20) It is unclear how many schools may decide to alter their term structures.
  • 21) Custom is the slowest of all to alter its course.
  • 22) It is always possible to tweak an engine to alter the balance between these considerations.
  • 23) They change colour and alter the mood.
  • 24) Everyone will have recognised that we needed to alter the structure.
  • 25) Washington altered course only this year.
  • 26) My alter ego was born.
  • 27) They say it's so a couple of roundabouts can be altered to make the traffic flow more freely in the future.
  • 28) Ah yes, the Branning alter ego.
  • 29) Over the alter is a painting of Christ and his twelve apostles at ye passover supper very naturally drawn, and over it a Large window full of fine paintings – the history of the testaments.
  • 30) TV lounges and other communal shared space inside a closed building would certain alter what a reasonable person would expect the landlord to have done in selecting tenants.
  • 31) John: TV lounges and other communal shared space inside a closed building would certain alter what a reasonable person would expect the landlord to have done in selecting tenants
  • 32) They argue that the socialization, rituals and beliefs that make up religion help the brain alter itself, to “brainsoothe.”
  • 33) Reading the label, and attempting to interpret the mind set of the writer of the label my alter ego is Nino the Mind Boggler, it seems like this should be slapped onto any book published before, say, 1980.
  • 34) Their alter is to their gods of money and power where they sacrifice human life for all they can get.
  • 35) Und als wenn das nicht schon genug wäre, in alter ProBlogger-Manier legt Shoemoney noch seinen 132.994,97 USD Scheck oben drauf.
  • 36) He did not move a muscle as he sat regarding her, nor did his expression alter when he saw she was conscious.
  • 37) ‘The English ruling class was wiped out and the character of the nation altered forever.’
  • 38) ‘Digitally alter all the alien characters so they have 2 heads because that would look so cool.’
  • 39) ‘During the course of the show, he altered the character of two sculptures by revising the installation.’
  • 40) ‘Like McEwan's Amsterdam, Atonement and Enduring Love, Saturday turns on a single event that forever alters its characters' lives.’
  • 41) ‘The emulsifying chemical then alters the chemical composition of the fat so that it is turned into soap.’
  • 42) ‘Any amount of habitat that is destroyed or altered would have a significant impact.’
  • 43) ‘Chronic exposure of skin to sunlight substantially alters the biochemical composition and architecture of the dermis.’
  • 44) ‘Where vegetation composition is altered and floral richness threatened, the results will ultimately be felt by us all.’
  • 45) ‘One hypothesis is that they actually alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere, thus playing a role in ozone depletion and the climate on Earth.’
  • 46) ‘Even now, genetic screening has the potential to alter the genetic composition of the population.’
  • 47) ‘In many cases, human actions may merely alter the character of habitats rather than eliminate them.’
  • 48) ‘Grid prices and feed costs alter target composition and marketing date of feedlot cattle.’
  • 49) ‘Nonetheless, a Confucian moral point is made in this tale in that exemplary behaviour is shown to alter a person's character.’
  • 50) ‘One would presume that any significant change would alter the power balance within the party.’
  • 51) ‘The change in plans, however, altered the application to funding bodies like the Lottery Heritage Fund and the bid to secure the cash failed.’
  • 52) ‘There was no man in sight and as she busied herself around the house, Rod altered his plans.’
  • 53) ‘Residents' concerns over excessive traffic in Burdon Lane could soon be addressed if councillors back new plans to alter traffic signals.’
  • 54) ‘The direction of a reaction can usually be controlled by altering the conditions of the reaction.’
  • 55) ‘The family has been undergoing major structural changes that are altering women's roles.’
  • 56) ‘Language change may be a general feature of wartime, yet the way in which words are altered differs from war to war.’
  • 57) ‘We applied, as the landowner on behalf of Southern, for the proper permissions to alter the existing depot building.’
  • 58) ‘The structure of the home meant they could not alter the building to meet this regulation without becoming financially unviable.’
  • 59) ‘Plans to alter a pub in the oldest area of Skipton have failed to find favour with local councillors.’
  • 60) ‘The proposal involves altering a farm building into storage and offices which would be used for the applicant's four separate development companies and kitchen and domestic furniture business.’
  • 61) ‘Restoration not replacement, bringing the derelict back into use, altering old buildings to make them attractive to a new generation - these are the available moves.’
  • 62) ‘The north range of buildings was altered to bring it up to modern farming standards and it continued in farm use until the 1990s.’
  • 63) ‘A City of York Council spokesman said the authority would not have to be informed if the repairs were like for like and would not alter the building.’
  • 64) ‘McDonough believes in not only fundamentally altering buildings, but also changing the way things are made, to make the planet a better place.’
  • 65) ‘However, the downside could come years later if building use changes or if the building is altered.’
  • 66) ‘Listed buildings cannot be structurally altered without the permission of English Heritage.’
  • 67) ‘Mrs Clegg realised there was a nest in her roof after seeing a couple of wasps fly in and out of a small gap above the back bedroom window, a gap she claims the council left after altering the house 10 years ago.’
  • 68) ‘Has the house been altered or extended without considering the planning procedures?’
  • 69) ‘Mrs. Winchester believed ill would befall her if she ever stopped altering her sprawling mansion.’
  • 70) ‘His mother protests that she does not want to alter this house.’
  • 71) ‘Fortunately not one of the occupying institutions had attempted to alter the villa.’
  • 72) ‘I think the Stadium Australia people would say that when the stadium is reconfigured, and they're still in the process of altering the stadium, that they'll be able to have a lot more events.’
  • 73) ‘He started to alter his own home, transforming a rustic wood cabin into a sculptural environment.’
  • 74) ‘But the Government department has decided the building has been altered too much to merit a listing.’
  • 75) ‘As well as the internal works, the external elevation of the building will be altered and new signage will be erected.’
  • 76) ‘It means the building cannot be demolished or altered in any significant way.’
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