kirk

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noun \ˈkirk, ˈkərk\

Definition of kirk

  1. 1 chiefly Scotland :  church

  2. 2 capitalized :  the national church of Scotland as distinguished from the Church of England or the Episcopal Church in Scotland

Examples of kirk in a Sentence

  1. an elder of the Kirk

  2. left Edinburgh early in the morning for St. John's Kirk in Perth

Origin and Etymology of kirk

Middle English (northern dialect), from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice — more at church


First Known Use: before 12th century




KIRK Defined for English Language Learners

kirk

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noun \ˈkirk, ˈkərk\

Definition of kirk for English Language Learners

  • the Kirk : the national church of Scotland


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