The definition of a pulpit is a raised platform from which speeches or sermons are given.
A raised podium in church from which the priest delivers his sermon is an example of a pulpit.
- a raised platform or high lectern from which a clergyman preaches in a church
- preachers collectively
- the work of preaching
- a raised or enclosed area; esp., an elevated control room, as in a steel mill
Origin of pulpitMiddle English pulpet ; from Classical Latin pulpitum, stage, scaffold (in Late Latin and amp; ML, pulpit) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- An elevated platform, lectern, or stand used in preaching or conducting a religious service.
- a. Clerics considered as a group.b. The ministry of preaching.
- An elevated metal guardrail extending around the bow or stern of a yacht or other small vessel.
- An elevated platform, such as one used by harpooners in a whaling boat.
- A bully pulpit.
Origin of pulpitMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pulpitum, from Latin, wooden platform.
- A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands to conduct the sermon.
- A desk or platform for an orator or public speaker.
- (nautical) The railing at the bow of a boat, which sometimes extends past the deck. It is sometimes referred to as bow pulpit. The railing at the stern of the boat is sometimes referred to as as stern pulpit; other texts use the perhaps more appropriate term pushpit.
From Latin pulpitum (“platform").