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Gothic arch


      n      another name for       lancet arch  
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lancet arch  
      n   a narrow acutely pointed arch having two centres of equal radii,   (Sometimes shortened to)    lancet     (Also called)    acute arch, Gothic arch, pointed arch, ogive         

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1    denoting, relating to, or resembling the style of architecture that was used in W Europe from the 12th to the 16th centuries, characterized by the lancet arch, the ribbed vault, and the flying buttress  
   See also       Gothic Revival  
2    of or relating to the style of sculpture, painting, or other arts as practised in W Europe from the 12th to the 16th centuries  
3    sometimes not cap   of or relating to a literary style characterized by gloom, the grotesque, and the supernatural, popular esp. in the late 18th century: when used of modern literature, films, etc., sometimes spelt: Gothick  
4    of, relating to, or characteristic of the Goths or their language  
5    sometimes not cap   primitive and barbarous in style, behaviour, etc.  
6    of or relating to the Middle Ages  
7       another word for       Goth       4  
8    Gothic architecture or art  
9    the extinct language of the ancient Goths, known mainly from fragments of a translation of the Bible made in the 4th century by Bishop Wulfila  
   See also       East Germanic  
10      (Also called (esp. Brit))    black letter   the family of heavy script typefaces  
11       another word for       Goth       3  
  Gothically      adv  

Gothic arch  
      n      another name for       lancet arch  
Gothic Revival  
      n   a Gothic style of architecture popular between the late 18th and late 19th centuries, exemplified by the Houses of Parliament in London (1840),   (Also called)    neogothic  
International Gothic  
      n   a style in art during the late 14th and early 15th centuries characterized by elegant stylization of illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, stained glass, etc., and by increased interest in secular themes. Major contributors were Simone Martini, Giotto, and Pisanello  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
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