venerable
adjective Date: 15th century 1. deserving to be venerated — used as a title for an Anglican archdeacon or for a Roman Catholic who has been accorded the lowest of three degrees of recognition for sanctity 2. made sacred especially by religious or historical association 3. a. calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments <
a venerable jazz musician
>
; broadly conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence <
encouraged by the venerable doctor's head-nodding
>
b. impressive by reason of age <
under venerable pines
>
Synonyms: see oldvenerability nounvenerableness nounvenerably adverb

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  • vénérable — [ venerabl ] adj. et n. • 1200; lat. venerabilis ♦ Littér. ou plaisant Digne de vénération. « Un vénérable vieillard orné d un cornet acoustique » (Martin du Gard). Par ext. D un âge vénérable : très vieux. ⇒ respectable. Cette vénérable… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Venerable — equivale a respetable y digno de estima y honor. Este adjetivo, derivado del sustantivo veneratio, que significa respeto y culto, mantiene una significación unitaria en toda la serie de vocablos (venerabilitas, venerantia) cuyas acepciones están… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Venerable — Vénérable Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Vénérable fait référence aux concepts et objets suivant : Dans le catholicisme, vénérable est un titre donné à une personne dont le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Venerable — Ven er*a*ble, a. [L. venerabilis: cf. F. v[ e]n[ e]rable.] 1. Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venerable — Venerable. adj. de tout genre. Digne de veneration. Vieillard venerable. assemblée venerable. c est un homme venerable par son âge & par son merite. les habits pontificaux ont quelque chose de venerable. Venerable, est aussi, Un titre d honneur… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • venerable — [ven′ər ə bəl] adj. [ME < MFr vénérable < L venerabilis, to be reverenced < venerari: see VENERATE] 1. worthy of respect or reverence by reason of age and dignity, character, or position 2. impressive on account of age or historic or… …   English World dictionary

  • venerable — index antique, outstanding (prominent), popular, sacrosanct, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • venerable — early 15c., from L. venerabilis, from venerari to worship, revere (see VENERATION (Cf. veneration)). As a title, used in reference to ecclesiastics or those who had obtained the first degree of canonization …   Etymology dictionary

  • venerable — *old, ancient, antique, antiquated, archaic, obsolete, antediluvian Analogous words: venerated, revered, reverenced (see REVERE): *aged, old …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • venerable — [adj] respected admirable, aged, august, dignified, esteemed, estimable, experienced, grand, grave, honorable, honored, imposing, matriarchal, noble, patriarchal, philosophical, revered, reverenced, reverend, sacred, sage, sedate, serious,… …   New thesaurus

  • venerable — Venerable, digne qu on luy face la reverence, et qu on l honore, Veþnerabilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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