Definition of 'pew'
Image of 'pew'
© SchubPhoto, shutterstock
Example sentences containing 'pew'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
What we do see is the crowd of people sitting in the pews. Christianity Today (2000)No wonder the church pews are emptying out all across the country. The Sun (2015)And the end of these things is a death to all confidence between pulpit and pew. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Couple that with a style that could have been designed to empty the pews and the church has a problem. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This would serve as his first costume as he walked proudly into the wooden pews facing each other on either side. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)Music Sunday hymns in the family pew. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has no dock, merely wooden pews for councillors. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He comes in for the services, sits in the front pew and leaves at the end. The Sun (2015)For us, its most memorable feature was the naive wooden pew ends carved into the shapes of supernatural beasts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'pew'
Used Occasionally. pew is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of pew from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.