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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for gothic in the sense of this definition

(gothic is a kind of ...) architecture as a kind of art form

(... is a kind of gothic ) a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

(gothic is a kind of ...) an extinct branch of the Germanic languages

Definition 3: a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for gothic in the sense of this definition

(gothic is a kind of ...) a specific size and style of type within a type family

Definition 4: of or relating to the Goths - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where gothic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Gothic migrations

Definition 5: of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where gothic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Gothic Bible translation

Definition 6: characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 7: as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gothic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a medieval attitude toward dating

Synonyms for gothic in the sense of this definition

(gothic is similar to ...) not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time

Definition 8: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gothic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gothic novels like `Frankenstein'

(gothic is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

(gothic belongs to category ...) creative writing of recognized artistic value

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