Nave vs Pew - What's the difference?

nave | pew |


As a noun nave

is (human) hand.

As a proper noun pew 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

    pew

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pewe, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the long benches in a church, seating several persons, usually fixed to the floor and facing the chancel.
  • ''In many churches some pews are reserved for either clerical or liturgical officials such as canons, or for prominent families
  • An enclosed compartment in a church which provides seating for a group of people, often a prominent family.
  • * 2006 September 11, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, "Bush Mourns 9/11 at Ground Zero as N.Y. Remembers",  [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/11/nyregion/nyregionspecial3/11bush.html]
  • At St. Patrick‚Äôs Cathedral, firefighters in dress blues and white gloves escorted families to the pews for a memorial service, led by Mr. Bloomberg, to honor the 343 Fire Department employees killed on 9/11.
  • Any structure shaped like a church pew, such as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in a theatre; or a pen or sheepfold.
  • (Samuel Pepys)
    (Milton)
    Derived terms
    * pew-opener * take a pew

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To furnish with pews.
  • (Ash)

    Etymology 2

    Possibly from (etyl) or a truncation of (putrid).

    Alternative forms

    * P U, * peeyoo * phew

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Etymology 3

    Onomatopoetic. English onomatopoeias

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Representative of the sound made by the of a machine gun.
  • Anagrams

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