I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or containing a cathedra 2. emanating from a chair of authority 3. suggestive of a cathedral <
a cathedral grove of redwoods
II. noun Date: 1587 1. a church that is the official seat of a diocesan bishop 2. something that resembles or suggests a cathedral (as in size or importance) <
a cathedral of business
the sports cathedral

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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