What does the word altar mean?

Usage examples for altar

  1. On an altar in the background burns a lamp with the sacred fire. – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  2. Personally, I feel bound by the solemn oath I took at the altar, 'until death do us part, ' and 'forsaking all others keep thee only unto me so long as we both shall live. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  3. And once, but only once, he stood outside himself and saw that he was placing his usefulness upon the altar of passion. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton