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Goth·ic

 (gŏth′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to the Goths or their language.
b. Germanic; Teutonic.
2. Of or relating to the Middle Ages; medieval.
3.
a. Of or relating to an architectural style prevalent in western Europe from the 12th through the 15th century and characterized by pointed arches, rib vaulting, and an emphasis on verticality and the impression of height.
b. Of or relating to an architectural style derived from medieval Gothic.
4. Of or relating to painting, sculpture, or other art forms prevalent in northern Europe from the 12th through the 15th century.
5. often gothic Of or relating to a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate.
6. gothic Barbarous; crude.
n.
1. The extinct East Germanic language of the Goths.
2. Gothic art or architecture.
3. often gothic Printing
4. A novel in a style emphasizing the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate.

Goth′i·cal·ly adv.
Word History: The expression Gothic romance unites two major influences in the development of European culture, the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribes, such as the Goths, that invaded it. Gothic originally meant "having to do with the Goths or their language," but its meaning eventually came to encompass all the qualities associated with Germanic culture, especially the Germanic culture dominant during the medieval period after the fall of Rome. This period became a subject of popular literature in the 18th century, beginning with Horace Walpole's novel The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story (1765). From this work of Walpole's, filled with scenes of terror and gloom in a medieval setting, descended the modern literary genre of the gothic romance.

Gothic

(ˈɡɒθɪk)
adj
1. (Architecture) denoting, relating to, or resembling the style of architecture that was used in W Europe from the 12th to the 16th centuries, characterized by the lancet arch, the ribbed vault, and the flying buttress. See also Gothic Revival
2. (Art Movements) of or relating to the style of sculpture, painting, or other arts as practised in W Europe from the 12th to the 16th centuries
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) (sometimes not capital) of or relating to a literary style characterized by gloom, the grotesque, and the supernatural, popular esp in the late 18th century. When used of modern literature, films, etc, sometimes spelt: Gothick
4. (Historical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Goths or their language
5. (sometimes not capital) primitive and barbarous in style, behaviour, etc
6. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Middle Ages
7. (Music, other) another word for Goth4
n
8. (Architecture) Gothic architecture or art
9. (Languages) the extinct language of the ancient Goths, known mainly from fragments of a translation of the Bible made in the 4th century by Bishop Wulfila. See also East Germanic
10. (Historical Terms) the extinct language of the ancient Goths, known mainly from fragments of a translation of the Bible made in the 4th century by Bishop Wulfila. See also East Germanic
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called (esp Brit): black letter the family of heavy script typefaces
12. (Music, other) another word for Goth3
ˈGothically adv

goth•ic

(ˈgɒθ ɪk)

adj.
1. (usu. cap.)
a. of or pertaining to a style of architecture prevalent in W Europe from the mid-12th to the 16th century, characterized by pointed arches, ribbed vaulting, flying buttresses, rich ornamentation, and a progressive lightening of structure.
b. of or pertaining to a style of architecture imitating Gothic forms and motifs.
2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Goths or their language.
3. (usu. cap.) of or pertaining to the Middle Ages; medieval.
4. (sometimes cap.) barbarous or crude.
5. (often cap.) of or pertaining to a style of literature characterized by a gloomy setting, mysterious, sinister, or violent events, and, in contemporary fiction, an imperiled heroine.
n.
6. (usu. cap.) the arts, crafts, or architecture of the Gothic period.
7. (cap.) the extinct East Germanic language of the Goths, preserved esp. in Ulfilas' 4th-century translation of the Bible. Abbr.: Go
8. (often cap.) a novel, play, film, etc., in the gothic style.
9. (often cap.)
a. a square-cut printing type without serifs or hairlines.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
goth′i•cal•ly, adv.
goth′ic•ness n.

Gothicism, Gothic

the general term employed to denote the several phases of European architecture in the period 1100-1530 that employ the pointed arch, or their imitations.
See also: Architecture

gothic

A style characterized by gloom, the grotesque and supernatural, popular in the late eighteenth century and revived in the twentieth; often set in ruined castles, abbeys, or old houses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gothic - extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas
East Germanic, East Germanic language - an extinct branch of the Germanic languages
2.gothic - a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuriesGothic - a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
font, fount, typeface, face, case - a specific size and style of type within a type family
3.gothic - a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuriesGothic - a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture - architecture as a kind of art form
English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, perpendicular style, perpendicular - a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
Adj.1.Gothic - characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
2.Gothic - of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the Gothic Bible translation"
3.Gothic - of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
4.gothic - as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating"
nonmodern - not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time
5.gothic - characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
Translations
gotičkigotskigotski jezik
gothicGotisch

Gothic

[ˈgɒθɪk]
A. ADJ [race] → godo (Archit, Typ) → gótico; [novel etc] → gótico
B. N (Archit, Ling etc) → gótico m

Gothic

[ˈgɒθɪk] adjgothique

Gothic

adj
people, language, script, letteringgotisch
(Art) → gotisch; the Gothic agedas Zeitalter der Gotik; Gothic Revival (Archit) → Neugotik f; Gothic Revival architectureneugotische Architektur
(Liter: = horror) → schaurig; a Gothic storyeine Schauergeschichte; Gothic (horror) novelSchauerroman m
n
(Archit) → Gotik f
(= language)Gotisch nt
(Typ) → Gotisch nt; (US) → Grotesk f

Gothic

[ˈgɒθɪk] adjgotico/a
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I]t wasn't a question of creating a taste for Gothick or anything else that JB makes fashionable because he, JB, is really, not just fashionably, in love with the subjects and that love is greater than taste.
Reginald Turnor visited it shortly before the end, finding the tower 'really beautiful in silhouette', but concluding that 'The rest of the house is appallingly bad Gothick, pretentious and gimcrack, not to be regretted if it moulders to collapse.
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For further discussion of ruins and fascination with Gothic taste see Terence Davis, The Gothick Taste (Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 1975).
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He wryly defends the English against the charge of barbarism by pointing out that they are "not altogether so barbarous or Gothick as they pretend" (39).
Arbury is one of the most complete and best preserved Gothick Revival houses in the country and the artistic beauty of its ceilings are almost impossible to comprehend, including the 1678 chapel where Edward Martin worked for three years in return for pounds 39.
The Gothick Novel: A Casebook (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1990), p.
How could they have not been so, mused Morgan, when the two peoples had been in proximity for centuries, so much so that "the present Spanish Nation has not in its Veins abundantly less of Gothick and old Iberian Blood, than of Arabian and Mauritanian.
He had this little Gothick scene photographed, too .