Definitions for calvaryˈkæl və ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Cal•va•ry*ˈkæl və ri(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. the place where Jesus was crucified, near Jerusalem. Luke 23:33, Matt. 27:33.

    Category: Bible

  2. (often l.c.) a representation of the Crucifixion.

    Category: Fine Arts

  3. (l.c.) an experience of extreme suffering.

* Pron: See irrelevant.

Origin of Calvary:

< LL Calvāria; L: skull, trans. of Gk kraníon, itself a trans. of the Aramaic name; see Golgotha

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Calvary, Golgotha(noun)

    a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

  2. calvary, martyrdom(noun)

    any experience that causes intense suffering

Wiktionary

  1. Calvary(ProperNoun)

    The hill outside Jerusalem which is traditionally held to be the location of the crucifixion of Jesus.

  2. calvary(Noun)

    A life-size representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a piece of raised ground

  3. calvary(Noun)

    A series of representations of Christu2019s Passion in a church

  4. calvary(Noun)

    A strenuous experience

  5. Origin: From calvaria

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calvary(noun)

    the place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem

  2. Calvary(noun)

    a representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion

  3. Calvary(noun)

    a cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly called cross calvary

Freebase

  1. Calvary

    Calvary or Golgotha, was according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem's walls where Jesus was crucified. Golgotha is the Greek transcription in the New Testament of an Aramaic term that has traditionally been presumed to be Gûlgaltâ. The Bible translates the term to mean place of [the] skull, which in Greek is Κρανίου Τόπος, and in Latin is Calvariae Locus, from which the English word Calvary is derived.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Calvary

    the place of the crucifixion, identified with a hill on the N. of Jerusalem, looked down upon from the city, with a cliff on which criminals were cast down prior to being stoned; also name given to effigies of the crucifixion in Catholic countries, erected for devotion.

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