Definitions of Gothic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to the Goths
    Gothic migrations”
  2. adjective
    of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths
    “the Gothic Bible translation”
  3. 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
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    type of:
    East Germanic, East Germanic language
    an extinct branch of the Germanic languages
  4. noun
    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
    synonyms: Gothic architecture
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    English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, perpendicular, perpendicular style
    a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
    Tudor architecture
    a style of English-Gothic architecture popular during the Tudor period; characterized by half-timbered houses
    type of:
    architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture
    architecture as a kind of art form
  5. adjective
    characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
  6. noun
    a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
    synonyms: black letter
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    type of:
    case, face, font, fount, typeface
    a specific size and style of type within a type family
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