those Christians in heaven who have triumphed over evil and the enemies of Christ.
noun, Theology. 1. the entire body of Christian believers on earth.
[church-werd] /ˈtʃɜrtʃ wərd/ adverb 1. Also, churchwards. toward the church. adjective 2. directed toward the church: a churchward summons.
[chuhk-uh l-hed] /ˈtʃʌk əlˌhɛd/ noun, Slang. 1. a stupid person; blockhead. /ˈtʃʌkəlˌhɛd/ noun 1. (informal) a stupid person; blockhead; dolt n. also chuckle-head, “blockhead, dolt,” (18c.), with head (n.), the first element perhaps from chuck (n.1). noun A stupid person (1730s+)
[chuhk-uh l] /ˈtʃʌk əl/ verb (used without object), chuckled, chuckling. 1. to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction: They chuckled at the child’s efforts to walk. 2. to laugh to oneself: to chuckle while reading. 3. Obsolete. to cluck, as a fowl. noun 4. a soft laugh, usually of satisfaction. 5. Obsolete. the cluck […]