American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A vessel in which incense is burned, especially during religious services.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel in which incense is burned before an altar. Censers are now usually made of metal in the shape of a cup with a perforated cover, and contain burning charcoal or other material capable of producing sufficient heat to burn the fragrant gums used as incense. The censer is swung in the hand by chains. In ancient Roman usage incense was carried to the altar in a square box called an acerra, from which it was taken and sprinkled on the flame. A similar practice prevailed among the Greeks. The ecclesiastical term for a censer is thurible. The only distinct biblical precepts regarding the use of the censer are found in Num. iv. 14 and Lev. xvi. 12. According to Bingham, neither incense nor censers were used in the Christian church during the first three centuries. They are now used in the Greek Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Catholic Apostolic Church, and in some Anglican and other churches.
- n. A fire-pan in which perfumes were burned to sweeten the atmosphere, having its lid perforated, and sometimes decorated with figures and designs in open-work.
- n. One who formerly paid cense-money. See censure, n., 5.
- n. An ornamental container for burning incense, especially during religious ceremonies.
- n. A person who censes, a person who perfumes with incense
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vessel for perfumes; esp. one in which incense is burned.
- n. a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
- From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman censier, from encensier, from encens ("incense") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, short for encenser, from Anglo-Norman encensier, from encens, incense, from Old French; see incense2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“A thurible (for my non-high-church readers) is also called a censer, the incense pot on the end of chains, used in worship.”
“A censer is a container in which incense is burned.”
“A censer is a metal vessel with a pierced lid in which incense is burned during church services.”
“The censer is a piece of church furniture in constant use in the”
“Their figures moving under the arbour of old trees were like red and silver poppies blown by the wind, or wonderful tropical birds astray in the woods: and a glint of sunshine striking the censer was a thin chain of gold linking it to the sky.”
“(Statue of Shamash), thou shalt place thereon 4 jugs of sesame wine, thou shalt set thereon 3 x 12 loaves of wheat, thou shalt add a mixture of honey and butter and sprinkle with salt: a table thou shalt place behind the censer which is before the Storm-God (Statue of Adad) and behind the censer which is before Merodach.”
“A table thou shalt place behind the censer which is before the Sun-God”
“Greek word thumiaterion, here rendered "censer," may more appropriately denote, as in the margin of Revised Version, "the altar of incense.”
“the holy place"; but as in 2Ch 26: 19, and Eze 8: 11, "censer": so”
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