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gothic


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Moesogothic  \M[oe]`so*goth"ic\,  n. 
  The  language  of  the  M[oe]sogoths;  --  also  called  {Gothic}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pointed  \Point"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Sharp;  having  a  sharp  point;  as  a  pointed  rock. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  sharpness,  directness,  or  pithiness  of 
  expression;  terse;  epigrammatic;  especially,  directed  to  a 
  particular  person  or  thing 
 
  His  moral  pleases,  not  his  pointed  wit.  --Pope. 
 
  {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}.  -- 
  {Point"ed*ly},  adv  --  {Point"ed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  square-cut  type  with  no  hair  lines. 
 
  Note:  This  is  Nonpareil  GOTHIC. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  style  described  in  {Gothic},  a.,  2. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gothic  \Goth"ic\,  a.  [L.  Gothicus:  cf  F.  gothique.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  the  Goths;  as  Gothic  customs;  also  rude; 
  barbarous. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gothic 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  language  of  the  ancient  Goths;  "the 
  Gothic  Bible  translation"  [syn:  {Gothic}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  Goths;  "Gothic  migrations"  [syn:  {Gothic}] 
  3:  as  if  belonging  to  the  Middle  Ages;  old-fashioned  and 
  unenlightened;  "a  medieval  attitude  toward  dating"  [syn:  {medieval}, 
  {mediaeval}] 
  4:  (literature)  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  [syn:  {Gothic}] 
  2:  a  heavy  typeface  in  use  from  15th  to  18th  centuries  [syn:  {Gothic}, 
  {black  letter}] 
  3:  a  style  of  architecture  developed  in  N  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}] 




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