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Cal·va·ry 1

 (kăl′və-rē, kăl′vrē) also Gol·go·tha (gŏl′gə-thə, gŏl-gŏth′ə)
A hill outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.

Cal·va·ry 2

also cal·va·ry (kăl′və-rē)
n. pl. Cal·va·ries also cal·va·ries
1. A sculptured depiction of the Crucifixion.
2. calvary A great ordeal.

[French calvaire, from Calvaire, Calvary (hill). Sense 2, from Calvary1.]


n, pl -ries
1. (Art Terms) (often capital) a representation of Christ's crucifixion, usually sculptured and in the open air
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any experience involving great suffering


(Bible) the place just outside the walls of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. Also called: Golgotha
[from Late Latin Calvāria, translation of Greek kranion skull, translation of Aramaic gulgulta Golgotha]


(ˈkæl və ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the place where Jesus was crucified, near Jerusalem. Luke 23:33, Matt. 27:33.
2. (often l.c.) a representation of the Crucifixion.
3. (l.c.) an experience of extreme suffering.
[< Late Latin Calvāria; Latin: skull, translation of Greek kraníon, itself a translation of the Aramaic name; see Golgotha]
pron: See irrelevant.


A representation of the crucifixion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calvary - a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucifiedCalvary - a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
capital of Israel, Jerusalem - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
2.calvary - any experience that causes intense suffering
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress


[ˈkælvərɪ] NCalvario m


Golgatha nt, → Kalvarienberg m
calvaryBildstock m, → Marterl nt (S Ger, Aus)
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There is a place called Calvary, you can take your burdens there Take your every problem - Take your every care It won't take long to get there, it isn't very far You don't need public transport, and you don't need a car Just go into your bedroom and there kneel down in prayer It is there you will meet with Jesus, the friend who is always there And if you listen closely you will hear that still small voice So soft and sweet and gentle, it will make your heart rejoice It was at this place called Calvary where Jesus bled and died He suffered untold agony when he was crucified So take a moment to reflect and I'm sure that you will see The cross where Jesus Christ was nailed at the place called Calvary.