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 (dôr′ĭk, dŏr′-)
A dialect of ancient Greek spoken in the Peloponnesus, Crete, certain of the Aegean Islands, Sicily, and southern Italy.
1. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or designating Doric.
2. Architecture Of or relating to the Doric order.

[Latin Dōricus, from Greek Dōrikos, from Dōris, Doris.]
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1. (Peoples) of or relating to the Dorians, esp the Spartans, or their dialect of Ancient Greek
2. (Languages) of or relating to the Dorians, esp the Spartans, or their dialect of Ancient Greek
3. (Architecture) of, denoting, or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a column having no base, a heavy fluted shaft, and a capital consisting of an ovolo moulding beneath a square abacus. See also Ionic, composite4, Corinthian, Tuscan
4. (sometimes not capital) rustic
5. (Languages) one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in the Peloponnese. Compare Aeolic, Arcadic, Ionic See also Attic3
6. (Languages) any rural dialect, esp that spoken in the northeast of Scotland
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(ˈdɔr ɪk, ˈdɒr-)

1. of or designating one of the five classical orders of architecture, characterized typically by a fluted column having as a capital a convex circular molding, or echinus, supporting a square slab, or abacus.
3. a dialect of ancient Greek spoken in the S and E Peloponnesus and eastward from Crete through the islands of the S Aegean Sea to SW Asia Minor.
4. rustic English speech.
[1555–65; < Latin Dōricus < Greek Dōrikós Dorian]
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Noun1.Doric - the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris
Ancient Greek - the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
Adj.1.doric - of or pertaining to the Doric style of architecture
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[ˈdɒrɪk] ADJ (Archit) → dórico
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adj (Archit) → dorisch
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[1276b] say the men are the same, but the city is different: for if a city is a community, it is a community of citizens; but if the mode of government should alter, and become of another sort, it would seem a necessary consequence that the city is not the same; as we regard the tragic chorus as different from the comic, though it may probably consist of the same performers: thus every other community or composition is said to be different if the species of composition is different; as in music the same hands produce different harmony, as the Doric and Phrygian.
These were the prime in order and in might; The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd, Th' IONIAN Gods, of JAVANS Issue held Gods, yet confest later then Heav'n and Earth Thir boasted Parents; TITAN Heav'ns first born With his enormous brood, and birthright seis'd By younger SATURN, he from mightier JOVE His own and RHEA'S Son like measure found; So JOVE usurping reign'd: these first in CREET And IDA known, thence on the Snowy top Of cold OLYMPUS rul'd the middle Air Thir highest Heav'n; or on the DELPHIAN Cliff, Or in DODONA, and through all the bounds Of DORIC Land; or who with SATURN old Fled over ADRIA to th' HESPERIAN Fields, And ore the CELTIC roam'd the utmost Isles.
Anon out of the earth a Fabrick huge Rose like an Exhalation, with the sound Of Dulcet Symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a Temple, where PILASTERS round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With Golden Architrave; nor did there want Cornice or Freeze, with bossy Sculptures grav'n, The Roof was fretted Gold.
Six caryatides, or marble women, clad in flowing robes, support the portico of the Temple of Hercules, but the porticos and colonnades of the other structures are formed of massive Doric and Ionic pillars, whose flutings and capitals are still measurably perfect, notwithstanding the centuries that have gone over them and the sieges they have suffered.
The Iliad, the Hamlet, the Doric column, the Roman arch, the Gothic minster, the German anthem, when they are ended, the master casts behind him.
The Doric temple preserves the semblance of the wooden cabin in which the Dorian dwelt.
{134} The names Syra and Ortygia, on which island a great part of the Doric Syracuse was originally built, suggest that even in Odyssean times there was a prehistoric Syracuse, the existence of which was known to the writer of the poem.
In the middle of the lake was what appeared to be an island, and on the island what appeared to be meant for a classical temple, not open like a temple of the winds, but with a blank wall between its Doric pillars.
When, early in a summer afternoon, we have been shaking the dust of the village from the skirts of our garments, making haste past those houses with purely Doric or Gothic fronts, which have such an air of repose about them, my companion whispers that probably about these times their occupants are all gone to bed.
And its typical of her modesty that Sheena sees the honour as not just an accolade for her own work, but for Doric itself.
"It is difficult to see how sunbathing and Doric lessons would help that."
A tanker recently launched by the Palmali group of companies, conveyed to the waters of the Sea of Marmara, for still not determined reasons collided with the Doric Warrior ship flying under the Liberian flag.