Antonyms for nave

Grammar : Noun
Spell : neyv
Phonetic Transcription : neɪv

Definition of nave

Origin :
  • "main part of a church," 1670s, from Medieval Latin navem (nominative navis) "nave of a church," from Latin navis "ship" (see naval), on some fancied resemblance in shape.
  • As in center : noun middle point
  • As in midpoint : noun center
Example sentences :
  • On most Sundays doth he preach here in the nave to all sorts of folk.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The nave of the church is Decorated, and has beautiful windows of that period.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • The nave was slowly filled, the men being at the right and the women at the left.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • The nave, then as now, was the charge of the parish; the chancel, of the rector.
  • Extract from : « Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II » by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Saxon arches separating the nave from the aisles and chancel are plain.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • Many were cruciform, and consisted of nave, transepts, and chancel.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • The nave of the church is now filled with seats for the use of the congregation.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • They were too numerous to be counted, they studded the nave with stars of great price.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • "It is better that I did not meet him," he said, with nave conviction.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • It planted itself in the centre of the nave and grew there monstrously.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for nave

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