n, pl -ries
1. Gen.: A cupboard or a chest, specially one designed to contain the tools, implements, vessels, of books needed for one's profession or calling.
(a) The niche or cupboard near the altar in a church, designed to hold the utensils requisite for conducting worship, or otherwise convenient to the officiating priests.
(b) a cupboard, cabinet, or case for keeping the most needful books of a student or anything similar.
[C14: from Old French almarie, from Medieval Latin almārium, from Latin armārium chest for storage, from arma arms]
n, pl -elds
1. where St. Hilda built her double monastery, Streaneshalch in 657 AD.
2. pl, a field or fields of small sacred storage.