calvary

noun
cal·​va·​ry | \ ˈkal-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce calvary (audio) \
plural calvaries

Definition of calvary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an open-air representation of the crucifixion of Jesus
2 : an experience of usually intense mental suffering

Calvary

geographical name
Cal·​va·​ry | \ ˈkal-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce Calvary (audio) \
variants: or Hebrew Golgotha \ ˈgäl-​gə-​thə How to pronounce Golgotha (audio) , gäl-​ˈgä-​thə \

Definition of Calvary (Entry 2 of 2)

place outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

First Known Use of calvary

Noun

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for calvary

Noun

Calvary, the hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

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“Calvary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calvary. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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