previous next
Church, 1) a building consecrated to Christian worship: Wiv. V, 5, 196. Merch. I, 2, 14. Shr. III, 2, 181. IV, 4, 88. V, 1, 5. V, 1, 42. Tw. III, 1, 3. III, 2, 81. H4A V, 1, 73. III, 3, 9. H4B II, 4, 250. Mcb. IV, 1, 53. Hml. III, 2, 141. IV, 7, 127. V, 1, 55 etc. “I can see a c. by daylight,” Ado II, 1, 86. “parish c.” As II, 7, 52. “cathedral c.” H6B I, 2, 37.
2) a community regulated by certain ecclesiastical institutions, and represented by the body of the clergy: I am of the c. (i. e. a clergyman), Wiv. I, 1, 32. “why thou against the c. so wilfully dost spurn,” John III, 1, 141. John III, 1, 141 III, 4, 172. H5 I, 1, 10. H6A I, 1, 32. H6A I, 1, 32 III, 1, 46. H6B I, 1, 186. “Ephesians of the old c.” H4B II, 2, 164. Used as a fem: H8 V, 3, 117; cf. John III, 1, 141. John III, 1, 141 Without the article: “dignities of c.” H6A I, 3, 50. “till holy c. incorporate two in one,” Rom. II, 6, 37.
3) divine service; used without the article: “at c.” Wiv. IV, 6, 49. “to c.:” Merch. I, 1, 29. As II, 7, 114. As II, 7, 114 III, 3, 86. Tw. I, 3, 136. H6A I, 1, 42. Rom. IV, 5, 81. To the c. and from the c., seemingly == to c. and from c.: Shr. III, 2, 151. IV, 4, 94. -- Used, especially, of the marriage-ceremony: “when mean you to go to c.?” Ado II, 1, 371 (== to be married). “are come to fetch you to c.” III, 4, 102. “first go with me to c. and call me wife,” Merch. III, 2, 305. “'tis time we were at c.” Shr. III, 2, 113. “to put on better ere he go to c.” Shr. III, 2, 113 “hie you to c.” Rom. II, 5, 74. “get thee to c. o' Thursday, or never after look me in the face,” III, 5, 162. “we'll to c. to-morrow,” IV, 2, 37.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: