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Definitions of Pew

Pronunciation : Pew
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [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. Foot, and cf. Podium, Poy.]
Definition : 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 Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow.

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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pew
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To furnish with pews. [R.] Ash.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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