gothic


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gothic \Goth"ic\, a. [L. Gothicus: cf. F. gothique.]
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   1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude;
      barbarous.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   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.
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   2. A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
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   Note: This is Nonpareil GOTHIC.
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   3. (Arch.) The style described in Gothic, a., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pointed \Point"ed\, a.
   1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.
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   2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of
      expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a
      particular person or thing.
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            His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope.
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   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.
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      n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moesogothic \Moe`so*goth"ic\, n.
   The language of the Moesogoths; -- also called Gothic.
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