Definitions for venerableˈvɛn ər ə bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ven•er•a•bleˈvɛn ər ə bəl(adj.)
worthy of respect or reverence, as because of great age, high office, or noble character.
a title given to an Anglican archdeacon, or to a person proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church to have attained the first degree of sanctity.
hallowed by religious, historic, or other lofty associations:
the venerable halls of the abbey.
(n.)a venerable person.
Origin of venerable:
1400–50; late ME < L venerābilis=venerā(rī) to venerate+-bilis -ble
impressive by reason of age
"a venerable sage with white hair and beard"
august, revered, venerable(adj)
"revered holy men"
Used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church
commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position
Used as a form of address in the Roman Catholic Church for someone in the first stages of sainthood
worthy of reverence
Used as a form of address in the Eastern Orthodox Church for some saints
ancient, antiquated or archaic
made sacred especially by religious or historical association
a : calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments; broadly : conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence b : impressive by reason of age
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
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
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.
Translations for venerable
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
worthy of great respect because of age or for special goodness
a venerable old man.
- مُوَقَّر، جَليل، مُحْتَرَمArabic
- venerávelPortuguese (BR)
- tiszteletre méltóHungarian
- virðulegur, æruverðugurIcelandic
- 존경할 만한Korean
- ددرنښت وړ، داحترام وړ: پير، مقتدا، بوميا: سپېڅلى، مقدس، پاكPashto
- vredan poštovanjaSerbian
- saygıdeğer, muhteremTurkish
- 值得尊敬的Chinese (Trad.)
- шановний, поважнийUkrainian
- đáng tôn kínhVietnamese
- 值得尊敬的，可敬的Chinese (Simp.)
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