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Definition of Cathedral

Cathedral

  1. The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne.
  2. Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service.
  3. Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop; official; authoritative.
  4. Resembling the aisles of a cathedral; as, cathedral walks.

Cathedral Quotations

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright

I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars.
James Jeans

For me, the reason why people go to a mountaintop or go to the edge of the ocean is to look at something larger than themselves. That feeling of awe, of going to a cathedral, it's all about feeling lost in something bigger than oneself. To me, that's the definition of spectacle.
Diane Paulus
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Cathedral Translations

cathedral in Danish is katedral, domkirke
cathedral in Dutch is kathedraal, dom
cathedral in German is Kirche, Kathedrale, Dom
cathedral in Italian is cattedrale
cathedral in Norwegian is katedral, katedral, domkirke
cathedral in Portuguese is catedral
cathedral in Spanish is catedral
cathedral in Swedish is domkyrka, katedral

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