NAVE

The central space in a church which leads from the entrance to the altar. Unlike congregation members today who sit in neat rows of benches or pews, the Native American converts at the missions stood or sat on the floor.

Nave

In Romanesque and Gothic Christian abbey, cathedral basilica and church architecture, the nave is the main body of the church. It provides the central approach to the high altar. The term nave, from medieval Latin navis (ship), was probably suggested by the keel shape of its vaulting. The nave of a church, whether Romanesque, Gothic or Classical, ...
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Nave

the central part of a church building, intended to accommodate most of the congregation.
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nave

[n] - the central area of a church
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Nave

• (n.) The navel. • (n.) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the aisles. • (n.) The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called...
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nave

noun the central area of a church
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Nave

Nave (nāv) noun [ Anglo-Saxon nafu ; akin to Dutch naaf , German nabe , Old High German naba , Icelandic nöf , Danish nav , Swedish naf , Sanskrit nābhi nave and navel: confer Latin umbo boss of a shield. √260. Confer N...
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Nave

Nave noun [ French nef , from Latin navis ship, to which the church was often likened; akin to Greek nay`archo`s , Sanskrit nāus, and perhaps to Anglo-Saxon naca boat, German nachen , Icelandic nökkvi ; confer Latin nare to swim, float. Con...
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nave

central and principal part of a Christian church, extending from the entrance (the narthex) to the transepts (transverse aisle crossing the nave in ... [3 related articles]
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nave

centre of the wheel hub, also called nath or naf.
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Nave

In architecture, a nave is the part of a church westward of the choir in which the general congregation assemble, In large buildings it consists of a central division, or body, with two or more aisles, and there is sometimes a series of small chapels at the sides beyond the aisles. In smaller buildings the nave is often without aisles, but has some...
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nave

In architecture, the central area of a church extending from the entrance to the crossing, if any; otherwise, up to the altar. It was developed by the early Christian builders out...
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nave

In architecture, the central area of a church extending from the entrance to the crossing, if any; otherwise, up to the altar. It was developed by the early Christian builders out of the Roman hall of justice. The central space became flanked by side aisles and the early flat timber roofs gave way to stone vaulting. It is the section of the bui...
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Nave

In architecture, this is any longitudinal area within a covered building. In a church it is the central area where the congregation gathers when attending religious services. It leads from the main entrance up to the chancel or altar. A church may have a single nave, or the central nave may be flanked by smaller ones, called side aisles, which are ...
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Nave

In pre-Reformation churches, the part of the worship space used by lay people. Often used for the body of a church outside the chancel area. Related Words: Chancel
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nave

largest part of church where congregation sits
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Nave

Main body of church, normally west of sanctuary, transept and choir.
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nave

nave (nāv) , in general, all that part of a church that extends from the atrium to the altar and is intended exclusively for the laity. In a strictly architectural sense, however, the term indicates only the central aisle, excluding side aisles. The floor plan of a wide central portion with na...
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Nave

Principal hall of a church, extending from the narthex to the chancel.
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Nave

Principal hall of a church, extending from the narthex to the chancel.
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nave

The central longitudinal space of a bascilican church. It is usually flanked on its lond sides by aislas which are separated from the nave by columns or piers. In many churches, the lay congregation stand in the nave to attend religious services.
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Nave

The largest part of most churches, primarily naves are used to accommodate the people or congregation in church services. In medieval times this was the part owned by the laity â€` the ordinary worshippers, and set apart from the chancel â€` the section owned by the clergy, and the holiest in the church. Naves are usually tall and open, with ...
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Nave

The main body of the church, where the congregation sits.
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Nave

The main body of the church, where the congregation sits.
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Nave

The main body of the church.
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