Definition of Pulpit

1. Noun. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.

Exact synonyms: Ambo, Dais, Podium, Rostrum, Soapbox, Stump
Generic synonyms: Platform



Definition of Pulpit

1. n. An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence.

Definition of Pulpit

1. Noun. A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands to conduct the sermon. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete nautical) The railing at the bow of a boat, which sometimes extends past the deck. It is sometimes referred to as ''bow'' ''pulpit''. The railing at the stern of the boat is sometimes referred to as as ''stern'' ''pulpit''; other texts use the perhaps more appropriate term ''pushpit''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pulpit

1. a platform in a church [n -S] : PULPITAL [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulpit

pulpectomies
pulpectomy
pulped
pulper
pulpers
pulpier
pulpiest
pulpified
pulpifies
pulpify
pulpily
pulpiness
pulpinesses
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pulpit (current term)
pulpital
pulpited
pulpiteer
pulpiteers
pulpiter
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pulpitis
pulpitish
pulpitry
pulpits
pulpitum
pulpitums
pulpless

Literary usage of Pulpit

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Donatello inserted here into the original round form of the pulpit seven white marble panels, on which in his customary manner he represented in bas-relief ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Donatello inserted here into the original round form of the pulpit seven white ... At an earlier era the platform of the pulpit was supported by an under- ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Donatello inserted here into the original round form of the pulpit seven white ... At an earlier era the platform of the pulpit was supported by an under- ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The " Evangelical " view of Christianity was dominant in pulpit and pew. ... In respect of influence the pulpit was able and esteemed. ..."

5. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"In the first place, it is impossible that any, and especially that pulpit, oratory should be early, because it requires the previous development of a varied ..."

6. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"In tiie first place, it is impossible that any, and especially that pulpit, oratory should be early, because it requires the previous development of a ..."

7. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"Third, that the minister is under obligation to meet this need by instructing his people on this important truth from the pulpit. ..."

8. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"Third, that the minister is under obligation to meet this need by instructing his people on this important truth from the pulpit. ..."

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