altar altar  /ˈɔl tər/


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



  1. Cracow's altar is not only the largest Gothic altar in Christendom, but the greatest masterpiece carved by Veit Stoss, the German sculptor who.
  2. The abuse began one year later when he became an altar boy and continued until he was 15.
  3. Within the twin stone circles are two horseshoes of heavy rock and a vast sandstone altar.


  1. NeNe Leakes, Tamra Barney, Kate Middleton and More Stars Married on TV

    Celebrities are heading to the altar this summer and camera crews are following them close behind! In the past few weeks alone, Real Housewives castmembers Tamra Barney, Joanna...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. Altar Identity Studios co-produces First Date with Tony Award winner Junkyard Dog Productions & Stem Productions

    NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altar Identity Studios, a Media Society company, today announced that they are co-producing FIRST DATE , Broadway's new romantic musical comedy, with Tony Award ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Confessed killer says did not dictate deal to turn on 'Whitey' Bulger

    By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - An altar-boy-turned-gang-enforcer told jurors at the trial of accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger on Wednesday that he did not set the terms of a deal with prosecutors allowing him to serve just 12 years in prison for 20 murders in exchange for details against his former boss. The witness, John "The Executioner" Martorano, was the first member of the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. Repeatedly linking McCain to Bush, Obama said, "our president sacrificed investments in health care, and education, and energy and infrastructure on the altar of tax breaks for big corporations and wealthy CEOs."
    on Jun 9, 2005 By: Barack Obama Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. Taking a swipe at "some impatient editorials about the sacrifice of growth at the altar of inflation control", Dr Singh said he sees no reason why India cannot sustain high growth while successfully curbing inflation.
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: The Statesman

  3. "I think I've probably been asked far more questions about my faith than Mitt Romney's been asked about his," Huckabee said. "Maybe I ought to be doing the 'God speech' out there. I might even include an altar call and an offering with mine."
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Washington Post

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