- 1. Gothic, East Germanic, East Germanic language
- usage: 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. Gothic, black letter, font, fount, typeface, face, case
- usage: a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
- 3. Gothic, Gothic architecture, architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture
- usage: 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
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- 1. Gothic
- usage: characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
- 2. Gothic
- usage: of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the Gothic Bible translation"
- 3. Gothic
- usage: of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
- 4. medieval, mediaeval, gothic, nonmodern (vs. modern)
- usage: as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating"
- 5. gothic, strange (vs. familiar), unusual
- usage: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
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