censer

noun cen·ser \ ˈsen(t)-sər \

Definition of censer

: a vessel for burning incense; especially : a covered incense burner swung on chains in a religious ritual

Recent Examples of censer from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'censer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Illustration of censer

illustration of censer

First Known Use of censer

13th century

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a large number

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!