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Definition of Gothic


  1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous.
  2. 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.
  3. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth.
  4. A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
  5. The style described in Gothic, a., 2.

Gothic Quotations

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

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I like the dark, mysterious, maybe even gothic type girls. They have to have a good personality too! I'm very picky!
Shia LaBeouf

I decorated my house like a medieval gothic castle, European-style. Chandeliers and red velvet curtains. My bedroom is pink and black, my bathroom is totally Hello Kitty, I have a massive pink couch and a big antique gold cross.
Avril Lavigne

Often in gothic novels there's a large house, an estate, and it's symbolic of that culture. Usually it's sort of moldering or rotted or something, and sometimes it's a whole community.
Joyce Carol Oates
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Gothic Translations

gothic in Afrikaans is Goties
gothic in Dutch is gotisch, Gotisch
gothic in French is gothique
gothic in German is Gotik (Schriftart)
gothic in Swedish is gotisk

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