Pronunciation: (ôl'tur),[key] —n. 1. an elevated place or structure, as a mound or platform, at which religious rites are performed or on which sacrifices are offered to gods, ancestors, etc.
2. Eccles.See communion table. 3. (cap.) Astron.the constellation Ara.
4. (in a dry dock) a ledge for supporting the feet of shorings.
5. lead to the altar, to marry: After a five-year courtship, he led her to the altar.