catholic

[k_ˈa_θ_l_ɪ_k], [kˈaθlɪk], [kˈaθlɪk]

Definitions of catholic:

  1.   A member of the Catholic Church. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Universal; embracing or embraced by the whole Church; liberal; pertaining to or affecting Roman Catholics; a member of the Church Catholic; a Roman Catholic. Catholic Church, the whole Christian Church; the Roman Catholic Church. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Universal; general; including all; as, to read all kinds of books shows a catholic taste in literature; liberal; large- hearted; Catholic, pertaining to the Church of Rome. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Universal: general, embracing the whole body of Christians: liberal, the opp. of exclusive: the name claimed by its adherents for the Church of Rome as the representative of the church founded by Christ and his apostles: relating to the Roman Catholics. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Universal; including all Christians; pertaining to the Roman Catholic church; liberal. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   A name commonly applied to the adherents of the Church of Rome. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   A member of the Roman Catholic Church. – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   An adherent of the Roman Catholic Church. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   Universal; general; liberal; not narrow- minded or bigoted. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for catholic:

  1. I'm not a religious person. I'm Catholic so I consider myself more of a spiritual person. I believe in God. – Tracey Gold
  2. Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply a general social problem but one lived out in his own life. – Stephen Greenblatt
  3. I went to an all -girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale, and I had zero interest in doing so. I think they thought I was on drugs. There was a neighboring all -boys school, so we'd get together and do dumb things. It was your typical Catholic -American upbringing. – Katherine Moennig
  4. I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being. – Sting
  5. I am not a Catholic but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded. – Simone Weil

Usage examples for catholic:

  1. The dwarf's tastes, however, were catholic – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  2. “ Mr. Toomy, a Scholar of the house, acknowledged that he was a Catholic – The Commercial Restraints of Ireland by John Hely Hutchinson
  3. Now, I am a Catholic – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  4. There is now no great influence, such as the Catholic Church was of old, to enforce Latin, even if it possessed greater advantages. ” – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  5. “ " I promise you to become a Catholic when I am twenty- one," said a young lady whom he was trying to convert. ” – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  6. If you forget that you are a Tavora and a Catholic I do not forget that I am your wife." ” – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. “ To be catholic in criticism does not mean to be weak and opinionless. ” – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  8. It has often been said that the Catholic Church is opposed to scientific advance. ” – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  9. Rich; but a bad Catholic truly. ” – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  10. “ I am not a Catholic Monseigneur." ” – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath

Rhymes for catholic:

  • non-catholic;

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