from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vessel in which incense is burned, especially during religious services.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ornamental container for burning incense, especially during religious ceremonies.
- n. A person who censes, a person who perfumes with incense
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel for perfumes; esp. one in which incense is burned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel in which incense is burned before an altar.
- n. A fire-pan in which perfumes were burned to sweeten the atmosphere, having its lid perforated, and sometimes decorated with figures and designs in open-work.
- n. One who formerly paid cense-money. See censure, n., 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
“It's called a censer and it's silver, not steel,” he says, just to show how smart he is.
A thurible (for my non-high-church readers) is also called a censer, the incense pot on the end of chains, used in worship.
A censer is a container in which incense is burned.
A censer is a metal vessel with a pierced lid in which incense is burned during church services.
The censer is a piece of church furniture in constant use in the
Their figures moving under the arbour of old trees were like red and silver poppies blown by the wind, or wonderful tropical birds astray in the woods: and a glint of sunshine striking the censer was a thin chain of gold linking it to the sky.
(Statue of Shamash), thou shalt place thereon 4 jugs of sesame wine, thou shalt set thereon 3 x 12 loaves of wheat, thou shalt add a mixture of honey and butter and sprinkle with salt: a table thou shalt place behind the censer which is before the Storm-God (Statue of Adad) and behind the censer which is before Merodach.
A table thou shalt place behind the censer which is before the Sun-God
Greek word thumiaterion, here rendered "censer," may more appropriately denote, as in the margin of Revised Version, "the altar of incense."
"the holy place"; but as in 2Ch 26: 19, and Eze 8: 11, "censer": so