What does gothic mean?

Definitions for gothic
ˈgɒθ ɪkgoth·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gothic(noun)

    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(noun)

    a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

  3. Gothic, Gothic architecture(adj)

    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

  4. Gothic(adj)

    characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German

  5. Gothic(adj)

    of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths

    "the Gothic Bible translation"

  6. Gothic(adj)

    of or relating to the Goths

    "Gothic migrations"

  7. medieval, mediaeval, gothic(adj)

    as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened

    "a medieval attitude toward dating"

  8. gothic(adj)

    characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

    "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"

Wiktionary

  1. Gothic(Noun)

    A novel written in the Gothic style.

  2. Gothic(Adjective)

    of or relating to the Goths.

  3. Gothic(Adjective)

    barbarous, rude, unpolished, belonging to the "Dark Ages", medieval as opposed to classical.

    "Enormities which gleam like comets through the darkness of gothic and superstitious ages." (Percy Bysshe Shelley in a 1812 letter, Prose Works (1888) II.384, cited after OED)

  4. Gothic(Adjective)

    of or relating to the architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.

  5. Gothic(Adjective)

    of or relating to the style of fictional writing associated with the Gothic revival, emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.

  6. Gothic(Adjective)

    in England, of the name of type formerly used to print German, also known as black letter.

  7. Gothic(Adjective)

    in the USA, of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called grotesque

  8. Gothic(Adjective)

    of or relating to the goth subculture or lifestyle.

    Why is this gothic glam so popular? (New Musical Express 24 December 1983, cited after OED)

  9. Gothic(ProperNoun)

    an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths

  10. Origin: English from the 17th century, ad Latin gothicus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gothic(adj)

    pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous

  2. Gothic(adj)

    of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital

  3. Gothic(noun)

    the language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth

  4. Gothic(noun)

    a kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines

  5. Gothic(noun)

    the style described in Gothic, a., 2

  6. Origin: [L. Gothicus: cf. F. gothique.]

Freebase

  1. Gothic

    The Gothic is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed in temperate Eurasia.. This species has a wingspan of 36–46 mm. The forewings are broader than most other noctuids, blackish with a network of fine white lines. The hindwings are grey. The species flies at night in June and July. It sometimes comes to light but is not generally strongly attracted. By contrast it is strongly attracted to sugar and flowers. The larva, which is gregarious when young, is greyish-brown with dark lines along the side and blackish markings at the hind end. It is polyphagous, feeding on a wide range of plants. This species overwinters as a larva. ⁕^ The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gothic' in Adjectives Frequency: #923

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gothic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gothic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gothic in a Sentence

  1. Roland Barthes:

    I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.

  2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.

  3. Rory Stewart:

    I'm getting away from that gothic shouting chamber of Westminster, I'm getting away from politics which makes me feel sometimes as though (U.S. President Donald) Trump has never left London, this is a city that is now in real danger, danger from Brexit, from technological change, but I think above all from what has happened in British politics, to the kind of extremism that is taking over our country.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Seeing you finally smile at the emptiness, indelible smile on your face. And your terrible laugh in response to any blows and fear that fate grants. She feels powerless over you. You feel the complete absence of fear - this is the acceptance of reality in its true form. 2. The people who created and develop this world: in debt. Sins are debts after death. Sins as a loan taken from a bank of hell. 3. Truth plunges into loneliness. 4. Fate lowered the gun fuse - this is the best lie detector in the world. Take a look at your body, you are only one millimeter away from eternity, her finger on the trigger. Because of problems, your whole life will pass in one second; you will be separated from immortality by only one second. The closer you are to death, the closer you are to the truth that everything in the human world is meaningless because it is temporary. 5. A halo of knowledge within life, this is a record of projection, a person who feels reality can feel the universe: the past, present and future, and that which is timeless. 6. On the tombstone of a woman who died alone, because she always rejected, repelled, did not forgive, and broke the hearts of all the guys and men who had once offered themselves to her. Her last words were written on her stone: I have been waiting for the perfect man all my life. 7. Some harden life, while others only spoil. 8. Reality is decomposing and all the ridiculous horrors of reality are visible, since you are in the violent chronosphere, where the quantum genetic transformations of the instincts of despair are in, in the projection of an alternative reality of the ego of power in which everything is programmed for decomposition. 9. The knowledge of world religions is only four keys to a higher form of awareness, they will open the gates to higher worlds; you just need to choose one of these keys in order to evolve. 10. Philosophical poetry Noir jazz saxophone of loneliness in poetic comics of memories, with light eroticism of romance. All filled with philosophical silence and self-talk. An almost finished cigarette, it goes like a thought to the logical conclusion of philosophical poetry, where you are looking for a way out of the prison of reality. You play poker with the fate of someone luck, and someone pass. It rains from sinful tears; it does not make the city more conscientious, but a little cleaner. The city is in a fog of thought, the red lightnings of anger sparkle, in the black clouds of depression and then the cold snow of indifference illuminated by the lifeless light of the curiosity of the gods. Soon a new dawn of thoughts, the black and white reality of pessimism, where in the bright colors of the expressive contrasts of the oppositions, there is only a faint light of conscience and animal instincts of darkness. Throughout the deep darkness suggests that the other world is very close and the door there is always open. Everywhere the harsh gray color of thought, periodically sound melodies of the void of truth. Everything is gray here and only red blood is the color of eternal guilt. Everything can become colored only from self-hypnosis in the bright colors of the illusions of optimism. Reason plunges into the darkness of Gothic despair and only a beloved woman can get out of there. The heart accumulates scars, but it does not stop, it continues to live for the sake of loved ones, for the sake of curiosity. In this cold void of the illusions of materialism, only true love will warm the soul, but not lust, because after an orgasm you feel sad notes of loneliness, filled on the piano of sadness. Lust is the girlfriend of egoism, which is the six of self-deception. Vivid memories are a consolation prize of eternity, unlike life they are eternal - these are prosaic scenes of cinema of karma. Scenes of comedians about heroes and villains, where you were exposed as an antihero, and your tormentors were victims. Here you feel literally every frame of sadism of fate. 11. From cruel blows of reality, a person does not become prettier. 12. From disappointment, the soul cannot stop laughing with a frightening rampant laugh, between fear and rampant angry laughter. The smiling, insanely laughing psyche growls and tears to pieces from the high-voltage psychic tension that gives birth to truth, from a smile the philosophy of the psyche breaks into two parts of the duality of the world. A huge smile is visible in the broken mirror of the psyche, and only sometimes the image of a person is reflected in them as a reflection of conscience. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Del Toro:

    I made it a point to make every man in the movie useless. Normally in gothic romance you end with (the male hero) carrying the girl without a shirt and rescuing her from imminent danger, i wanted to sort of actualize the genre a little bit and make the female roles the central roles.

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