Definition of cathedral in English:

cathedral

Line breaks: cath|edral
Pronunciation: /kəˈθiːdr(ə)l
 
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noun

  • The principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated: [in names]: St Paul’s Cathedral
    More example sentences
    • With the exception of Worcester Cathedral, William appointed Norman bishops to these cathedrals.
    • And what is true of the Minster is true of the cathedrals and parish churches throughout the land.
    • Thus early monasteries may be associated with cathedrals, colleges, and minsters.

Origin

Middle English (as an adjective, the noun being short for cathedral church 'the church which contains the bishop's throne'): from late Latin cathedralis, from Latin cathedra 'seat', from Greek kathedra.

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