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cathedral

adjective ca·the·dral \ kə-ˈthē-drəl \

Definition of cathedral

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

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First Known Use of cathedral

14th century

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cathedral

noun

Definition of cathedral

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

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

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First Known Use of cathedral

1587

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CATHEDRAL Defined for English Language Learners

cathedral

noun

Definition of cathedral for English Language Learners

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


CATHEDRAL Defined for Kids

cathedral

noun ca·the·dral \ kə-ˈthē-drəl \

Definition of cathedral for Students

:the principal church of a district headed by a bishop


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