dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


6 definitions found
 for Gothic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gothic \Goth"ic\, a. [L. Gothicus: cf. F. gothique.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude;
        barbarous.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Arch.) Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with
        pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion
        to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in
        proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western
        Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of
        Abacus, and Capital.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gothic \Goth"ic\, n.
     1. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of
        that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the
        4th century. See Goth.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Bishop Ulfilas or Walfila translated most of the Bible
           into Gothic about the Middle of the 4th century. The
           portion of this translaton which is preserved is the
           oldest known literary document in any Teutonic
           language.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: This is Nonpareil GOTHIC.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Arch.) The style described in Gothic, a., 2.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pointed \Point"ed\, a.
     1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of
        expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a
        particular person or thing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Pointed arch (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.
  
     Pointed style (Arch.), a name given to that style of
        architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant
        feature; -- more commonly called Gothic.
        [1913 Webster] -- Point"ed*ly, adv. -- Point"ed*ness,
        n.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moesogothic \Moe`so*goth"ic\, n.
     The language of the Moesogoths; -- also called Gothic.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Gothic
      adj 1: characteristic of the style of type commonly used for
             printing German
      2: of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the
         Gothic Bible translation"
      3: of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
      4: as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and
         unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating" [syn:
         medieval, mediaeval, gothic]
      5: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic
         novels like `Frankenstein'"
      n 1: 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
      2: a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries [syn:
         Gothic, black letter]
      3: 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 [syn: Gothic,
         Gothic architecture]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "Gothic":
     Neanderthal, Philistine, Victorian, animal, antediluvian,
     antiquated, antique, archaic, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous,
     baroque, bestial, bizarre, bookless, brain-born, brutal, brutish,
     classical, coarse, crude, deceived, dream-built, extravagant,
     fanciful, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasque,
     fantastic, florid, fossil, fossilized, functionally illiterate,
     grammarless, grotesque, grown old, heathen, hoodwinked, ill-bred,
     ill-educated, illiterate, impolite, led astray, lowbrow, maggoty,
     medieval, mid-Victorian, misinformed, misinstructed, mistaught,
     noncivilized, nonintellectual, notional, of other times, old-world,
     outlandish, pagan, petrified, preposterous, primitive, rococo,
     rough-and-ready, rude, savage, superannuated, troglodytic,
     unbooked, unbookish, unbooklearned, unbriefed, uncivil,
     uncivilized, uncombed, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured,
     unedified, uneducated, unerudite, unguided, uninstructed,
     unintellectual, unkempt, unlearned, unlettered, unlicked,
     unliterary, unpolished, unread, unrefined, unscholarly, unschooled,
     unstudious, untamed, untaught, untutored, whimsical, wild
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229