altar vs alter : Common Errors in English

About altar vs alter

An altar is that platform at the front of a church or in a temple; to alter something is to change it.

altar Meaning(s)

  • (n) the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  • (n) a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

alter Meaning(s)

  • (v) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  • (v) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • (v) make an alteration to
  • (v) insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
  • (v) remove the ovaries of

altar in News

  1. Arden Gild to present Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado’

    One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing features Benedick, an arrogant and confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. While Beatrice and Benedick hide their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar. When the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding, will false ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Garnet Valley Press

  2. Priest, teacher get prison in sex abuse case

    Even as they professed their innocence, a Catholic priest and an ex-parochial schoolteacher got long prison terms Wednesday in the serial sexual assault of a 10-year-old altar boy in the late 1990s.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. After the Altar with Alicia & Kasim, Married 2 Years

    Introducing "After the Altar," my new summer blog series dedicated to celebrating the union of marriage and the beauty of love. Every Friday during June and July, I will highlight a married couple who will bravely share their challenges, triumphs, and secrets to wedded bliss.        
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

alter in News

  1. Rockies' next improvement of Coors Field likely to target upper deck

    A plan to dramatically alter the upper deck in right field at Coors Field is "under serious consideration," according to a Rockies source.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  2. HARPER: In attacking Fox News, author overstates the case

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: It's liberal columnist Jonathan Alter vs. Fox News President Roger Ailes. That's one of the main subplots in Mr. Alter's new book, "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," chronicling the 2010-2012 political cycle. Mr. Alter expresses his vitriol toward Mr. Ailes, whose Fox News receives its own chapter ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Washington Times

  3. Q&A with With Jonathan Alter, author of The Center Holds

    Jonathan Alter, a Bloomberg columnist and former editor at Newsweek, is the first out of the gate with a look at the 2012 election. Read more...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Hill

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