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cathedral

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adjective ca·the·dral \kə-ˈthē-drəl\

Definition of cathedral

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or containing a cathedra

  2. 2 :  emanating from a chair of authority

  3. 3 :  suggestive of a cathedral <a cathedral grove of redwoods>



14th Century

First Known Use of cathedral

14th century

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cathedral

noun ca·the·dral

Simple Definition of cathedral

  • : the main church of an area that is headed by a bishop

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cathedral

  1. 1 :  a church that is the official seat of a diocesan bishop

  2. 2 :  something that resembles or suggests a cathedral (as in size or importance) <a cathedral of business> <the sports cathedral>

Examples of cathedral in a sentence

  1. <the company didn't want just a new office building—it demanded a cathedral that proclaimed its place among the giants of finance>



Illustration of cathedral

1587

First Known Use of cathedral

1587

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CATHEDRAL Defined for Kids

cathedral

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noun ca·the·dral \kə-ˈthē-drəl\

Definition of cathedral for Students

  1. :  the principal church of a district headed by a bishop





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