Definitions for venerableˈvɛn ər ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. venerable(adj)

    impressive by reason of age

    "a venerable sage with white hair and beard"

  2. august, revered, venerable(adj)

    profoundly honored

    "revered holy men"

Wiktionary

  1. venerable(Adjective)

    Used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church

  2. venerable(Adjective)

    commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position

  3. venerable(Adjective)

    Used as a form of address in the Roman Catholic Church for someone in the first stages of sainthood

  4. venerable(Adjective)

    worthy of reverence

  5. venerable(Adjective)

    Used as a form of address in the Eastern Orthodox Church for some saints

  6. venerable(Adjective)

    ancient, antiquated or archaic

  7. venerable(Adjective)

    made sacred especially by religious or historical association

  8. venerable(Adjective)

    a : calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments; broadly : conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence b : impressive by reason of age

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venerable(adj)

    capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; -- generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent

  2. Venerable(adj)

    rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church

  3. Origin: [L. venerabilis: cf. F. vnrable.]

Freebase

  1. Venerable

    The Venerable is used as a style or epithet in several Christian churches. It is also the common English-language translation of a number of Buddhist titles.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rebecca West:

    In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.

  2. Katherine Farley:

    We are extremely grateful that David has chosen to focus his generosity on the transformation of this venerable concert hall for a new era, his gift provides the critical impetus for the project’s fundraising campaign.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.

  4. Tom Carter:

    I drift like a cloud, Across these venerable eastern lands, A journey of unfathomable distances, An endless scroll of experiences... Lady Zhejiang here we must part, For the next province awaits my embrace. Sad wanderer, once you conquer the East, Where do you go?

  5. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).


Translations for venerable

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  • æruverðugur, virðing, virðulegurIcelandic
  • מכובדHebrew
  • достопочтенный, древний, уважаемый, милостивыйRussian
  • respektabel, ärevördig, vördadSwedish

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