lectern


lec·tern

noun \ˈlek-tərn\

: a stand that holds a book, notes, etc., for someone who is reading, speaking, or teaching

Full Definition of LECTERN

:  a stand used to support a book or script in a convenient position for a standing reader or speaker; especially :  one from which scripture lessons are read in a church service

Origin of LECTERN

Middle English lettorne, from Anglo-French leitrun, from Medieval Latin lectrinum, from Late Latin lectrum, from Latin legere to read — more at legend
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: lectin
Previous Word in the Dictionary: lect
All Words Near: lectern

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up lectern? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More