from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hallowed or holy place.
- n. A chapel for seafarers.
- n. Chiefly British A Nonconformist chapel, especially a Baptist or Methodist one.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A holy place.
- n. A chapel, especially one for sailors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place of worship; a hallowed spot.
- n. A chapel for dissenters.
- n. A house of worship for seamen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hallowed spot.
- n. A name sometimes applied to a place of worship in England, especially to a dissenting chapel.
- n. A church or chapel for seamen, whether located on shore or, as is often the case, afloat in a harbor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a house of worship (especially one for sailors)
Hebrew bêt 'ēl, house of God : bayit, house; see byt in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew house of God (Wiktionary)