Definition of catholic
- Her son goes to a Catholic school.
She is a novelist who is catholic in her interests.
a museum director with catholic tastes in art
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'catholic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Catholic : of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church
: including many different things
: a person who is a member of the Roman Catholic Church
What made you want to look up catholic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).