Cathedral

  • 1 Cathedral — • The chief church of a diocese Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cathedral     Cathedral     † …

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  • 2 cathédral — cathédral, ale, aux [ katedral, o ] adj. • 1180; lat. médiév. cathedralis, de cathedra « siège épiscopal » ♦ Didact. Du siège de l autorité épiscopale. Église cathédrale. ⇒ cathédrale. « Le vrai saint cathédral est saint Pierre » (Hugo). ●… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Cathedral — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cathedral Información personal Origen Coventry, Inglaterra Información artística Género(s) …

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  • 4 Cathedral — Ca*the dral, a. [LL. cathedralis: cf. F. cath[ e]dral.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service. [1913 Webster] 2. Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Cathedral — (englisch für Kathedrale) ist der Name mehrerer Musikgruppen: einer englischen Doom Metal Band, siehe Cathedral (Band) einer US amerikanischen Progressive Rock Band, siehe Cathedral (US Band) einer US amerikanischen NeoProg Band …

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  • 6 cathedral — (n.) 1580s, church of a bishop, from phrase cathedral church (c.1300), translating L.L. ecclesia cathedralis church of a bishop s seat; with adjectival suffix AL (Cf. al) (1), from L. cathedra an easy chair (principally used by ladies), also… …

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  • 7 cathedral — ► NOUN ▪ the principal church of a diocese. ORIGIN from Greek kathedra seat (the full term was originally cathedral church, being a church containing the bishop s throne) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 cathedral — [kə thē′drəl] n. [ME < OFr < LL cathedralis (ecclesia), (church) of a bishop s seat < L cathedra: see CATHEDRA] 1. the main church of a bishop s see, containing the cathedra 2. loosely any large, imposing church adj. 1. of, like, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Cathedral — Ca*the dral, n. [LL. cathedralis (sc. ecclesia): cf. F. cath[ e]drale. See {Cathedra}.] The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 cathedral — [n] large church basilica, bishop’s seat, chancel, holy place, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, minster, place of worship, sanctuary, temple; concepts 368,439 …

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  • 11 Cathedral — This article is about the history and organisation of the cathedral. For architecture, see Main article: Cathedral architecture of Western Europe A cathedral (Lat. cathedra , seat ) is a Christian church that contains the seat of a bishop. It is… …

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  • 12 cathedral — cathedrallike, adj. /keuh thee dreuhl/, n. 1. the principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop s throne. 2. (in nonepiscopal denominations) any of various important churches. adj. 3. pertaining to or containing a bishop s throne. 4.… …

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  • 13 Cathedral — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cathedral (homonymie).  Pour l’article homophone, voir Cathédrale. Cathedral Pays d’origine …

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  • 14 cathedral — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, magnificent ▪ baroque, Gothic, medieval, etc. ▪ Anglican, Catholic …

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  • 15 cathedral — ca|the|dral [kəˈθi:drəl] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: cathedral church cathedral (13 21 centuries); cathedral from Old French, from Late Latin cathedralis, from Latin cathedra chair, bishop s chair ; CHAIR1] the main church of a particular area… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 cathedral — 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… …

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  • 17 Cathedral —    The word cathedral, derived from the Greek word cathedra, meaning a seat, is the name given to the Church where the Bishop s seat or throne is. As such, it is the chief church in the Diocese and the centre of the Bishop s work. Around it are… …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 18 cathedral — [13] Cathedral is a shortening of cathedral church, which was originally the ‘church housing the bishop’s throne’. For ultimately cathedral comes from Greek kathédrā (source also of English chair), a compound noun meaning ‘seat’, formed from katá …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 cathedral — [[t]kəθi͟ːdrəl[/t]] cathedrals N COUNT A cathedral is a very large and important church which has a bishop in charge of it. ...St. Paul s Cathedral. ...the cathedral city of Canterbury …

    English dictionary

  • 20 cathedral — noun the principal church of a diocese. Word History The word cathedral was first used in the 13th century as an adjective in the term cathedral church or church cathedral, the church which contains the bishop s throne . It comes from the Latin… …

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