cathedral

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See also: cathédral

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  • IPA(key): /kəˈθiː.dɹəl/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cathedral, chathedral, cathiderall, from Old French [Term?], from Latin cathedrālis, from cathedra +‎ -ālis.

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cathedral (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the throne or the see of a bishop.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Ellipsis of cathedral church, from Middle English chirche cathederall, cathedrall chirch, calque of Late Latin ecclēsia cathedrālis (church having a bishop's seat), from Latin ecclēsia +‎ cathedrālis.

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A large cathedral in Reims, France, with many architectural features traditional to such a structure.

Noun[edit]

cathedral (plural cathedrals)

  1. A big church building, central place for some area.
  2. The principal church of an archbishop's/bishop's archdiocese/diocese which contains an episcopal throne.
  3. A large buttressed structure built by certain termites.

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