What does the word church mean?

Usage examples for church

  1. And did he ever go to church? – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  2. The church has tried to do something, also. – Across the Fruited Plain by Florence Crannell Means
  3. Yesterday was Sunday, and I asked Mrs. Sellimer about it, but she said people didn't go to church any more. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis