Definitions for venerableˈvɛn ər ə bəl

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  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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  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.


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

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