American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An elevated platform, lectern, or stand used in preaching or conducting a religious service.
- n. Clerics considered as a group.
- n. The ministry of preaching.
- n. An elevated metal guardrail extending around the bow or stern of a yacht or other small vessel.
- n. An elevated platform, such as one used by harpooners in a whaling boat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rostrum or elevated platform from which a speaker addresses an audience or delivers an oration; specifically, in the Christian church, an elevated and more or less inclosed platform from which the preacher delivers his sermon and, in churches of many denominations, conducts the service.
- n. A bow of iron lashed to the end of the bowsprit of a whaling-vessel, and forming a support for the waist of the harpooner, to insure his safety.
- Of or pertaining to the pulpit or preachers and their teaching: as, pulpit eloquence; pulpit utterances.
- To place in or supply with a pulpit.
- n. In mech.: The elevated platform or gallery from which the operation of a large central electrical station for power or lighting is supervised.
- n. A raised platform on which the operator of a machine stands so that he may oversee the machine as it works, or the process as it advances.
- n. A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands to conduct the sermon.
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching.
- n. The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching.
- n. A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching
- n. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
- From Latin pulpitum ("platform"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pulpitum, from Latin, wooden platform. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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