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Webster 1913 Edition


Kirk

Kirk

(kẽrk)
,
Noun.
[Scot.; cf. Icel.
kirkja
, of Greek origin. See
Church
.]
A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church.
[Scot.]
Jamieson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Kirk

KIRK

,
Noun.
kurk. In Scotland, a church. This is the same word as church, differently written and pronounced. [See Church.]

Definition 2022


Kirk

Kirk

See also: kirk and kırk

English

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Kirk

  1. (chiefly Britain) The Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
  2. A habitational surname.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Derived terms


Scots

Proper noun

the Kirk

  1. Church of Scotland

kirk

kirk

See also: Kirk and kırk

English

Noun

kirk (plural kirks)

  1. (Northern England and Scotland) a church.

Scots

Etymology

From Old Norse kirkja or Old English cirice.

Noun

kirk (plural kirks)

  1. church
  2. temple

Verb

kirk (third-person singular present kirks, present participle kirkin, past kirkit, past participle kirkit)

  1. (transitive) to bring to church for burial

See also

References

  • kirk” in Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh"