English version

nave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity, Buildings
navenave /neɪv/ noun [countable]  RRCTBBthe long central part of a church
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naveThe massive pillars of its nave are very reminiscent of the Norman splendours of Durham cathedral.There's the monkey funeral out there in one of the windows of the north nave aisle and this in here.Athelstan went along the nave to meet him.All furniture had to be removed from the nave to make room for the flowers.Standing high in the nave is the pulpit attributed to Grinling Gibbons.Above the porch was usually a decorative circular window in the façade gable which lit the nave behind.Only Ray and a high school student named Devon Franklin remained standing in the middle of the nave.Thus, nave and aisles could be vaulted on square bay pattern.
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