Found 2 items, similar to gothic.
English → English
adj 1: characteristic of the style of type commonly used for
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”
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: 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 architecture
English → English
, a. [L. Gothicus: cf. F. gothique.]
1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude;
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
, and Capital
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
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.
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.
(Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.
(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
The language of the M[oe]sogoths; -- also called Gothic