Nave vs Choir - What's the difference?

nave | choir |


As nouns the difference between nave and choir

is that nave is (human) hand while choir is .

As an adverb choir is

nearly, almost.

As an adjective choir is

.

nave

English

Etymology 1

Ultimately from (etyl) , via a Romance source.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) nafu, from (etyl) ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A hub of a wheel.
  • * --William Shakespeare, Hamlet , Act II, Scene 2
  • 'Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
    In general synod take away her power;
    Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
    And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven...
  • (obsolete) The navel.
  • * William Shakespeare, Macbeth , Act I, scene 1:
  • Till he faced the slave;/Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,/Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps,/And fix'd his head upon our battlements

    choir

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (archaic)

    Noun

    (wikipedia choir) (en noun)
  • Singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}
  • The part of a church where the choir assembles for song.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Here, in the transept and choir , where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.}}
  • (Christian angelology) One of the nine ranks or orders of angels.
  • Derived terms

    * chorister * Nikon choir

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