What is another word for lectern?

Pronunciation: [lˈɛktən] (IPA)

A lectern is a prominent piece of furniture utilized within educational and religious settings. Synonyms for the word lectern could include "stand," "podium," or "pulpit." "Stand" can refer to any type of raised platform, but particularly in relation to the place in which a book, speech or musical sheet music is placed. "Podium" is often used to describe a raised area where someone speaks to an audience while standing. "Pulpit" is a term typically associated with a platform for a member of religious clergy to deliver a sermon or homily. All these words are interchangeable with lectern in many situations.

What are the hypernyms for Lectern?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Lectern?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for lectern (as nouns)

Usage examples for Lectern

In the small and distant light of the lectern lamp he stood gazing at the damask hangings, the green frontal, the silver candlesticks, the flowers from his own garden-the flowers he grew for this.
E. W. Hornung
The second hymn was another of Gwynneth's favourites; she could not afterwards have said which, for in the middle Mr. Carlton knelt, and then came forward to the twisted lectern at the head of the aisle.
E. W. Hornung
However, he would have an inscription to the effect that it is the same lectern which was in the fire, which is quite a sufficient advertisement of the fact.
E. W. Hornung

Famous quotes with Lectern

  • To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
    Sarah Palin
  • Eisenhower climbed down from his jeep. Two unsmiling dogfaces with Tommy guns escorted him to a lectern in front of the church's steps. The sun glinted from the microphones on the lectern... and from the pentagon of stars on each of Ike's shoulder straps. "General of the Army" was a clumsy title, but it let him deal with field marshals on equal terms. He tapped a mike. Noise boomed out of speakers to either side of the lectern. Had some bright young American tech sergeant checked to make sure the fanatics didn't try to wire explosives to the microphone circuitry? Evidently, because nothing went kaboom. "Today it is our sad duty to pay our final respects to one of the great soldiers of the 20th century. General George Smith Patton was admired by his colleagues, revered by his troops, and feared by his foes," Ike said. If there were a medal for hypocrisy, he would have won it then. But you were supposed tp only speak well of the dead. Lou groped for the Latin phrase, but couldn't come up with it. "The fear our foes felt for General Patton is shown by the cowardly way they murdered him: from behind, with a weapon intended to take out tanks. They judged, and rightly, that George Patton was worth more to the U.S. Army than a Stuart or a Sherman or a Pershing," Eisenhower said. "Damn straight, muttered the man standing next to Lou. He wore a tanker's coveralls, so his opinion of tanks carried weight. Tears glinted in his eyes, which told all that needed telling if his opinion of Patton.
    Harry Turtledove
  • Someone should put together a ballet under the title A corps of prisoners, their ankles shackled together, thick felt mittens on their hands, muffs over their ears, black hoods over their heads, do the dances of the persecuted and the desperate. Around them, guards in olive green uniforms prance with demonic energy and glee, cattle prods and billy-clubs at the ready. They touch the prisoners with the prods and the prisoners leap; they wrestle prisoners to the ground and shove the clubs up their anuses and the prisoners go into spasms. In a corner, a man on stilts in a Donald Rumsfeld mask alternately writes at his lectern and dances ecstatic little jigs. One day it will be done, though not by me. It may even be a hit in London and Berlin and New York. It will have absolutely no effect on the people it targets, who could not care less what ballet audiences think of them.
    J. M. Coetzee
  • Nabakov wrote on index cards, at a lectern, in his socks.
    Vladimir Nabokov

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