Associations to the word «Epistle»


EPISTLE, noun. A letter, or a literary composition in the form of a letter.
EPISTLE, noun. (Christianity) One of the letters included as a book of the New Testament.
EPISTLE, verb. (obsolete) To write; to communicate in a letter or by writing.
EPISTLE, noun. Any of the epistles of the Bible
EPISTLE LESSON, noun. (Christianity) A reading from one of the New Testament epistles (written by St. Paul and others); one of the usual four readings from the bible found in many (Sunday) Christian church services, in various denominations.
EPISTLE LESSONS, noun. Plural of epistle lesson
EPISTLE SIDE, noun. The right side of an altar or church to a person looking from the nave toward the chancel.

Dictionary definition

EPISTLE, noun. A specially long, formal letter.
EPISTLE, noun. A book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.