noun be·ma \ˈbē-mə\

Definition of BEMA

:  the usually raised part of an Eastern church containing the altar
:  bimah

Origin of BEMA

Late Latin & Late Greek; Late Latin, from Late Greek bēma, from Greek, step, tribunal, from bainein to go — more at come
First Known Use: 1683

Rhymes with BEMA


Next Word in the Dictionary: bemadPrevious Word in the Dictionary: BEMAll Words Near: bema
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears