pew

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

pew

noun \ˈpyü\

: one of the benches that are placed in rows in a church

Full Definition of PEW

1
:  a compartment in the auditorium of a church providing seats for several persons
2
:  one of the benches with backs and sometimes doors fixed in rows in a church

Origin of PEW

Middle English pewe, from Middle French dialect (Picardy) puie balustrade, from Latin podia, plural of podium parapet, podium, from Greek podion base, diminutive of pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 14th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pewage
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pevy
All Words Near: pew

Seen & Heard

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