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altar

al·tar

altar

 
pronunciation:
awl tr
phrases:
to lead to the altar
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part of speech: noun
definition: a raised structure, often a table or platform, upon or at which sacrifices or other religious ceremonies are performed.
The minister kneeled before the beautifully carved altar and prayed.She is in charge of the flowers for the altar this month.
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phrase: to lead to the altar
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