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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doric  \Dor"ic\,  n. 
  The  Doric  dialect. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doric  \Dor"ic\,  a.  [L.  Doricus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  the  Dorians.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  Doris,  in  ancient  Greece,  or  to  the  Dorians; 
  as  the  Doric  dialect. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  Belonging  to  or  resembling,  the  oldest  and 
  simplest  of  the  three  orders  of  architecture  used  by  the 
  Greeks,  but  ranked  as  second  of  the  five  orders  adopted  by 
  the  Romans.  See  {Abacus},  {Capital},  {Order}. 
 
  Note:  This  order  is  distinguished,  according  to  the  treatment 
  of  details,  as  Grecian  Doric,  or  Roman  Doric. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  Of  or  relating  to  one  of  the  ancient  Greek  musical 
  modes  or  keys.  Its  character  was  adapted  both  to  religions 
  occasions  and  to  war. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doric 
  adj  :  (architecture)  oldest  and  simplest  of  the  three  orders  of 
  classical  Greek  architecture  [ant:  {ionic},  {corinthian}] 
  n  :  the  dialect  of  Ancient  Greek  spoken  in  the  Peloponnesus 
  [syn:  {Doric}] 




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