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English noun: Paternoster

1. Paternoster (communication) (Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as `our father'


Instance hypernymLord's Prayer


Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

2. paternoster (artifact) a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor


Broader (hypernym)elevator, lift


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland









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