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Definition of "pew" []

  • One of the long, fixed, backed benches that are arranged in rows for the seating of a congregation in church. (noun)
  • An enclosed compartment in a church that provides seating for a number of people, such as a family. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pew" in a sentence
  • "Some girl was on her way to Jerusalem to see where Jesus grew up and hang out with some friends but got the 3rd degree (like burns!) from Israel border security, who ultimately decided the only way in was with three Mac. * pew pew pew* goes border security!"
  • "In short, you hold by purchase, and may sell the right to, the undisturbed possession of that little space within the church edifice which you call your pew during the hours of divine service."
  • ""He wanted power," says Alonzo of Watts, a former politician and longtime church leader, whom she calls the "devil in pew number seven.""