The arches look as if they had supplanted a sixth arch of the nave.
The nave, then as now, was the charge of the parish; the chancel, of the rector.
Two of them are in the nave, the third and fourth on the left.
The nave of the church is now filled with seats for the use of the congregation.
As the church of one of the two great preaching orders, it had a nave large beyond all proportion to its choir.
"It is better that I did not meet him," he said, with nave conviction.
We notice in the nave a boundary stone, beyond which no female foot might go in the direction of the high altar.
It planted itself in the centre of the nave and grew there monstrously.
It is a double cross, with side chapels extended beyond the nave walls at the western end.
It was evening service, and the nave was thronged from chancel to porch.
"main part of a church," 1670s, from Medieval Latin navem (nominative navis) "nave of a church," from Latin navis "ship" (see naval), on some fancied resemblance in shape.
"hub of a wheel," Old English nafu, from Proto-Germanic *nabo- (cf. Old Saxon naba, Old Norse nöf, Middle Dutch nave, Dutch naaf, Old High German naba, German Nabe), perhaps connected with the root of navel on notion of centrality (cf. Latin umbilicus "navel," also "the end of a roller of a scroll," Greek omphalos "navel," also "the boss of a shield").