nave definition

  • noun:
    • The central part of a church, extending through the narthex towards chancel and flanked by aisles.
    • The hub of a wheel.
    • the center or body of a church, expanding from transepts to the major entrances.
    • A hub of a wheel.
    • The block during a wheel, that the spokes radiate, and by which the axle passes; -- called in addition hub or hob.
    • The navel.
    • the center or human anatomy of a church, extending through the transepts towards the main entrances, or, if there are not any transepts, through the choir to your key entrance, however such as the aisles.
    • The central element of a wheel, where spokes are placed; the hub. See slices under felly and hub.
    • The navel.
    • the primary human anatomy, or middle part, lengthwise, of a church, extending typically through the chief entrance towards choir or chancel.
    • the central part of a church
  • others:
    • to create as a nave; cause to look like a nave in purpose or in effect.
    • A Middle English contraction of ne have actually, have not.

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