Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Scots A church.
  • noun Chiefly British The Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Used with the.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To church.
  • noun The Scotch and Northern English form of the word church, surviving from Middle English: now often used specifically for the Established Church of Scotland.
  • Same as kirve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • noun a church.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Scottish church

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice, church; see church.]

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From Old Norse kirkja or Old English cirice.

Examples

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  • What are you able to build with your blocks?

    Castles and palaces, temples and docks.

    Rain may keep raining, and others go roam,

    But I can be happy and building at home.

    Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea,

    There I'll establish a city for me:

    A kirk and a mill and a palace beside,

    And a harbour as well where my vessels may ride.

    - Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Block City'.

    November 3, 2008