a lectern for a missal, especially one on an altar.
On the altar stand the usual votive vessels, many of them strikingly elegant and tasteful.
Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2) Sven Hedin
And before the altar stand two pillars facing the rising sun, and thereon golden eagles of yet more ancient workmanship.
Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 Andrew Lang
He sat, his head in hands, watching the flickering light in the altar stand.
Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
At an altar stand two fair young creatures, ready with their oaths.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith
- Altar wine
. wine for use in a Eucharistic service. Historical Examples In their preparations the small acolytes had found the supply of altar wine somewhat short, so more was sent for. Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly
Ecclesiastical. offerings made upon an altar of a church. offerings made to a church. an honorarium paid to a priest for services at the altar from offerings and gifts. endowments for the saying of Masses for deceased persons, often at a particular altar. Historical Examples The Vicar of Rothwell, for the maintenance of himself and […]
altaschith destroy not, the title of Ps. 57, 58, 59, and 75. It was probably the name of some song to the melody of which these psalms were to be chanted.
- Altay mountains
. a mountain range in central Asia, mostly in Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, and the S Russian Federation. Highest peak, Belukha, 15,157 feet (4506 meters). plural noun a mountain system of central Asia, in W Mongolia, W China, and S Russia. Highest peak: Belukha, 4506 m (14 783 ft)