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Meaning of NAVE

Pronunciation:  neyv

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[n]  the central area of a church

NAVE is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: area, church, church building



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nave\ (n[=a]v), n. [AS. nafu; akin to D. naaf, G. nabe,
    OHG. naba, Icel. n["o]f, Dan. nav, Sw. naf, Skr. n[=a]bhi
    nave and navel: cf. L. umbo boss of a shield. [root]260. Cf.
    1. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes
       radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also
       {hub} or {hob}.
    2. The navel. [Obs.] --hak.
  2. \Nave\, n. [F. nef, fr. L. navis ship, to which the church
    was often likened; akin to Gr. nay`archo`s, Skr. n[=a]us, and
    perh. to AS. naca boat, G. nachen, Icel. n["o]kkvi; cf. L.
    nare to swim, float. Cf. {Nausea}, {Nautical}, {Naval}.]
    The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts
    to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts,
    from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including
    the aisles.
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