Altar (noun)

A structure or platform used for religious rituals, especially for making offerings or sacrifices to a deity.


Old english alter, via latin from greek thusiast─ôrion, from thusia "sacrifice".


  1. The altar in the church was decorated with fresh flowers.
  2. The altar in the temple was used for offerings to the gods.
  3. The altar in the mosque was surrounded by worshippers.
  4. The altar in the synagogue was a central part of the worship.
  5. The altar in the cathedral was a work of art in itself.
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