Definition of catholic
1a often capitalized : of, relating to, or forming the church universalb often capitalized : of, relating to, or forming the ancient undivided Christian church or a church claiming historical continuity from itc capitalized : roman catholic Her son goes to a Catholic school.
catholicallyplay \kə-ˈthä-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
catholicizeplay \-ˈthä-lə-ˌsīz\ verb
Examples of catholic in a sentence
She is a novelist who is catholic in her interests.
a museum director with catholic tastes in art
First Known Use of catholic
CATHOLIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catholic for English Language Learners
Catholic : of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church
: including many different things
Definition of Catholic for English Language Learners
: a person who is a member of the Roman Catholic Church
CATHOLIC Defined for Kids
Definition of catholic for Students
1 : including many different things or types Mae and Tuck clattered on … past a catholic mixture of houses … — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
2 cap : of or relating to the Roman Catholic church
Definition of Catholic for Students
: a member of the Roman Catholic church
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