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Meaning of PEW

Pronunciation:  pyoo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation

PEW is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: church bench
 See Also: bench



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pew\, n. [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade, balcony,
    fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a parapet
    or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other
    distinguished persons sat, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?, foot; --
    hence the Latin sense of a raised place (orig. as a rest or
    support for the foot). See {Foot}, and cf. {Podium}, {Poy}.]
    1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by
       low partitions, and have long seats upon which several
       persons may sit; -- sometimes called {slip}. Pews were
       originally made square, but are now usually long and
    2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall,
       formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a
       pen; a sheepfold. [Obs.] --Pepys. Milton.
    {Pew opener}, an usher in a church. [Eng.] --Dickens.
  2. \Pew\, v. t.
    To furnish with pews. [R.] --Ash.
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