cathedral

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

Etymology[edit]

From cathedral church, from Late Latin ecclēsia cathedrālis ‎(church having a bishop's seat), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα ‎(kathédra, chair of a teacher, throne), from κατά ‎(katá, down) + ἕδρα ‎(hédra, seat).

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cathedral ‎(plural cathedrals)

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

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cathedral ‎(not comparable)

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

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