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ca·the·dral

 (kə-thē′drəl)
n.
1. The principal church of a bishop's diocese, containing the episcopal throne.
2. A large, important church.
3. Something that resembles a cathedral, as in grandeur or authority.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or containing a bishop's throne: a cathedral church.
2. Relating to or issuing from a chair of office or authority; authoritative.
3. Of, relating to, or resembling a cathedral: tall trees whose branches met to form cathedral arches over the path.

[Short for cathedral church, from Middle English cathedral, of a diocese, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cathedrālis, of a bishop's see, from Latin cathedra, chair; see cathedra.]
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cathedral

(kəˈθiːdrəl)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop's official throne
b. (as modifier): a cathedral city; cathedral clergy.
[C13: from Late Latin (ecclesia) cathedrālis cathedral (church), from cathedra bishop's throne, from Greek kathedra seat]
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ca•the•dral

(kəˈθi drəl)

n.
1. the principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop's throne.
2. (in nonepiscopal denominations) any of various important churches.
adj.
3. pertaining to or containing a bishop's throne.
4. authoritative.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Late Latin cathedrālis (ecclesia) a cathedral (church). See cathedra, -al1]
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cathedral

A Christian church which is also the seat of a bishop and hence the center of a diocese.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cathedral - any large and important churchcathedral - any large and important church  
bishop's throne, cathedra - a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
minster - any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery
2.cathedral - the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
Adj.1.cathedral - relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop's office or throne; "a cathedral church"
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Translations
كاتِدرائيه، كَنيسَةٌ كَبيرَةٌكَاتِدْرَائِيَّة
katedrála
katedraldomkirke
katedraalituomiokirkko
katedrala
székesegyházdómkatedrális
dómkirkja
大聖堂
대성당
katedra
katedrāle
katedrála
katedralastolnica
katedraldomkyrka
มหาวิหาร
katedralbaş kilise
nhà thờ lớn

cathedral

[kəˈθiːdrəl]
A. Ncatedral f
B. CPD cathedral church Niglesia f catedral
cathedral city Nciudad f episcopal
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cathedral

[kəˈθiːdrəl] ncathédrale fcathedral choir nchœur m de cathédralecathedral city n (= city that has a cathedral) → ville f épiscopaleCatherine wheel catherine wheel [ˈkæθərɪnhwiːl] nsoleil m
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cathedral

nDom m; (esp in England, France, Spain) → Kathedrale f; cathedral town/cityDomstadt f
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cathedral

[kəˈθiːdrl] ncattedrale f, duomo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cathedral

(kəˈθiːdrəl) noun
the principal church of a district under a bishop.
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cathedral

كَاتِدْرَائِيَّة katedrála katedral Kathedrale καθεδρικός ναός catedral katedraali cathédrale katedrala cattedrale 大聖堂 대성당 kathedraal katedral katedra catedral собор katedral มหาวิหาร katedral nhà thờ lớn 大教堂
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