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Definition of PEW

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Pew \Pew\, v. t.
     To furnish with pews. [R.] --Ash.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pew \Pew\ (p[=u]), 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. po`dion, dim. of poy`s, podo`s, 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 Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {Pew opener}, an usher in a church. [Eng.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "pew":
     amen corner, anxious bench, anxious seat, booth, box, cavity, cell, cellule, chamber, compartment, crib, crypt, enclosed space, hold, hole, hollow, manger, penitent form, sedilia, stall, vault


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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