1. altar

noun. ['ˈɔltɝ'] a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made.


  • high altar
  • structure


  • disassembly
  • misconstruction


  • altare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Altar

  • defaulter
  • stalter
  • walter
  • saulter
  • salter
  • psalter
  • malter
  • kalter
  • halter
  • falter
  • balter
  • alter

How do you pronounce altar?

Pronounce altar as ˈɔltər.

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Sentences with altar

1. Noun, singular or mass
In this case, she would be at the altar with the other bridesmaids and mentioned in the program.

Quotes about altar

1. I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
- Stephen Fry

2. A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.
- Alan W. Watts

3. I won't put my ignorance on an altar and call it God. It feels like idolatry, like the worst kind of idolatry.
- Robert Charles Wilson, Darwinia

2. altar

noun. ['ˈɔltɝ'] the table in Christian churches where communion is given.


  • table
  • Lord's table


  • altare (Latin)