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  Dictionary Definition of pew

pew
noun
1. (in a church) one of an assemblage of fixed benchlike seats (with backs), accessible by aisles, for the use of the congregation.
2. an enclosed seat in a church, or an enclosure with seats, appropriated to the use of a family or other worshippers.
3. Colloquial any chair; any place to sit down: take a pew.
[ME puwe, from OF puie balcony, from L podia, plural of podium elevated place, balcony. See PODIUM ]