Character 9
Hyphenation ca the dral
Pronunciations /kəˈθiː.dɹəl/

Definitions and meanings of "Cathedral"

What do we mean by cathedral?

The principal church of a bishop's diocese, containing the episcopal throne. noun

A large, important church. noun

Something that resembles a cathedral, as in grandeur or authority. noun

Of, relating to, or containing a bishop's throne. adjective

Relating to or issuing from a chair of office or authority; authoritative. adjective

Of, relating to, or resembling a cathedral. adjective

Containing a bishop's seat, or used especially for episcopal services; serving or adapted for use as a cathedral: as, a cathedral church.

Pertaining to a cathedral; connected with or suggesting a cathedral; characteristic of cathedrals: as, a cathedral service; cathedral music; the cathedral walks of a forest.

Emanating from or relating to a chair of office or official position; hence, having or displaying authority; authoritative.

The principal church in a diocese, which is specially the church of the bishop: so called from the fact that it contains the episcopal chair or cathedra. noun

Pertaining to the head church of a diocese. adjective

Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop; official; authoritative. adjective

Resembling the aisles of a cathedral. adjective

The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne. noun

A big church building, central place for some area. noun

The principal church of a bishop's diocese which contains an episcopal throne. noun

Relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop's office or throne adjective

The principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese noun

Any large and important church noun

Relating to the throne or the see of a bishop.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Cathedral

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The word "cathedral" in example sentences

She had a two-storey apartment, and in part of it they'd gone right through the ceiling to make what they call a cathedral ceiling. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Alongside the cathedral is a more modern branch of a bank that replaced a fantastically Moorish cinema building - long since demolished. ❋ Unknown (2004)

In the cathedral is the tomb of the Emperor Yturbide, and superb paintings, some by ❋ Unknown (1888)

And also, that's the area where we are advancing in what we call the cathedral freezing, which Tim talked about, where we are some very innovative ways, being able to create freeze curtains around or in places that we didn't think we could get and extend freeze curtains in the past.

- A U.S. artist has unveiled a vast mural to what he called a cathedral of science … ❋ Unknown (2010)

Buildings often resemble cathedrals [presumably Gothic churches -- we all know "cathedral" is not an architectural term, right?]. ❋ Unknown (2007)

The term cathedral in medieval times meant “the church of a bishop,” a shortening of the Latin phrase ecclesia cathedralis, literally “church of a bishop’s seat.” ❋ Unknown (2005)

Moreover, as Von Simson notes, “the cathedral is perhaps best understood as a ‘model’ of the medieval universe [and] the intimation of ineffable truth”. ❋ Unknown (2009)

One of the major characteristics of the Gothic cathedral is its soaring height which, compared to the Romanesque church, is flooded with light, often mediated by beautiful stained glass windows aglow with colour. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The extension to the cathedral is being described as a narthex; it is, however, a large, three-story octagonal structure vaguely reminiscent of a baptistery and will include a basement crypt for the burial of archbishops and a top-story performance space seating 100 people; in between will be a gathering space for worshippers before and after mass. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The govt. doesn't have a city bus route map, but you might want to pick up a map of the pueblos at the tourist office on Independencia near the main cathedral in the zocalo. ❋ Unknown (2009)

See this website: www. The cathedral is inside a bauxite cave. ❋ Unknown (2010)

This metaphysical sensitivity characterizes the medieval artistic vision, so that the Gothic cathedral is not to be primarily understood in functional or socio-economic or aesthetic terms, but in metaphysical and theological terms, and one has to ask what truth the cathedral symbolizes; how does God communicate with us in its beauty and form? ❋ Unknown (2009)

The cathedral was built, as most cathedrals in the German Empire at that time, with two choirs, an east choir for the high altar, and a west choir were the Emperor and his court would assist (remember that the Roman Emperors of the middle ages had no fixed capital, but moved from city to city; actually, Bamberg cathedral is not exactly oriented, thus the east choir is actually east-northeast, and west choir west-southwest). ❋ Unknown (2009)

As already mentioned in the installment about Bamberg Cathedral, this cathedral is distinguished by containing the only tomb of a pope north of the Alps. The Pope buried there is Clement II. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The façade of Milan cathedral is one such example, which relies on the proportions of the Pythagorean triangle. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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