Definitions of gothic

  1. a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
  2. characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
  3. 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. 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
  5. ( literature) characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; " gothic novels like ` Frankenstein'"
  6. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old- fashioned and unenlightened; " a medieval attitude toward dating"
  7. of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; " the Gothic Bible translation"
  8. characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; " gothic novels like ` Frankenstein'"
  9. characteristic of the style of commonly used for printing German
  10. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous.
  11. 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.
  12. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth.
  13. A kind of square- cut type, with no hair lines.
  14. The style described in Gothic, a., 2.
  15. Pertaining to the Goths; as, customs; also, rude; barbarous.
  16. Pertaining to a style of architecture with high and pointed arches, steep roofs, and windows large in proportion to the wall space.
  17. The pointed style of architecture.
  18. Belonging to the Goths or their language: barbarous: romantic: denoting a style of architecture with high- pointed arches, clustered columns, etc.
  19. Pertaining to the Goths; denoting a peculiar style in architecture.
  20. Pertaining to the Goths; rude; barbaric.
  21. Pertaining to the Pointed style of architecture.
  22. The language of the Goths.
  23. Arch. The pointed style.
  24. Print. A style of type.
  25. Pertaining to the Goths; denoting a style of architecture with high and sharply- pointed arches, clustered columns, & c.; rude; barbarous.
  26. The language of the Goths; the Gothic style.
  27. Of or belonging to the Goths or their language; designating the architecture of the middle ages.

Antonyms for gothic

modern, Familiar.

Quotes of gothic

  1. Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948. – Gianni Agnelli
  2. These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks. – Jimmy Buffett
  3. The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  4. The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur. – John Corry
  5. Preacher is a book that somehow allows me time by its settling on it's characters, that sort of modern gothic western feel. You're not likely to see the boat veering too far from that. – Garth Ennis
  6. I'm not really into gothic music, it's not really my type of scene but each to their own. I listen to pretty much anything. – Richard Fleeshman
  7. I love the description of Gothic churches before the printed word, that they were the bibles of the poor. – John McGahern
  8. I hate the word gothic but I would like to try doing something like that. A gothic sound, not rock, but gothic There's a difference. – Kelly Osbourne
  9. Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church. – Goldwin Smith
  10. But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling. – Guillermo del Toro
  11. Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture. – James Wyatt
  12. But now I know that it is very important that all buildings should be consistent, that this is the quality of the Gothic cathedral, for instance, that we like. – Minoru Yamasaki

Usage examples for gothic

  1. The motor, which conducted him from the station to the Arms, drove on roads in which high wine- glass elms made Gothic arches; between wide meadowy stretches, brilliant with buttercups, daisies, iris; unassertive, well- proportioned houses with roomy vegetable plots and tiny patches here and there of flower garden. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  2. And I ask: is it the year and day, the time and hour, the place and spot in which to hold a free tribunal of Gothic men?" – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  3. If you inquire for this, you are conducted to a beautiful Gothic building, erected by the good Margaret, Countess of Richmond. – Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children by Grace Greenwood
  4. As a building it is not equal to the Sydney University, although it possesses a splendid Gothic Hall, the gift of Sir Samuel Wilson, who now lives at Hughenden. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  5. Sir Walter's monument would be a monument without character, if it were other than Gothic – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  6. Viewed from the rear, his style of architecture is gothic and he has a gable- end, to which his tail is attached. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  7. It is executed in a very large, lower- case, coarse gothic and roman letter, alternately:- in letters of gold throughout. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  8. Kenelm shuddered,- the church, the burial- ground, the old Gothic tomb, the flowers round the infant's grave! – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. As against the prevailing Gothic of the mighty Cathedral Vicar's Walk stood out with a simple and fragrant charm of its own, so against the prevailing Gothic of Mark's religious experience life at the Theological College remained in his memory as an unvexed interlude during which flesh and spirit never sought to trouble each other. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  10. There is very little of pure Gothic to be noted. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  11. The Anglo- Saxons regarded him as an evil man: wearg, a scoundrel; Gothic varys, a fiend. – The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
  12. The whole of the work that remains is of the best French Early Gothic – Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine by Edward A. Freeman Commentator: W. H. Hutton
  13. She at my door till dawn shall stand, With gothic eyes, that, dark and deep, Are mirrors of a mystic land, Fantastic with the towns of sleep. – Kentucky Poems by Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse
  14. The building is a beautiful specimen of Gothic architecture. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  15. The style of the building is Transition, and advanced Transition; it is all but early Gothic – Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine by Edward A. Freeman Commentator: W. H. Hutton
  16. But as he drifted farther down, before he reached the bridge, the west front would have burst upon him, quite new, exceedingly rich and proud, a strict example, one may believe, of the Perpendicular, and of what was for the first time, and for a moment only, a true English Gothic – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  17. To take then first those buildings in which Gothic detail was but little influenced by the approaching renaissance. – Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson
  18. We call each other by Gothic names, and live in the past. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  19. The style was Gothic the building stretched along the ground to a lordly extent for a " house," and yet in the light grace and adornment of its structure it hardly looked like anything so grim as a castle. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  20. But you must remark that in the mean time he did learn to write in Gothic characters, and that he wrote all his books,- for the art of printing was not then in use. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various