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Definition of Gothic
GothicMoesogothic M[oe]`so*goth"ic, n.
The language of the M[oe]sogoths; -- also called Gothic. GothicPointed Point"ed, a.
1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.
2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of
expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a
particular person or thing.
His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope.
Pointed arch (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.
Pointed style (Arch.), a name given to that style of
architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant
feature; -- more commonly called Gothic. --
Point"ed*ly, adv. -- Point"ed*ness, n. GothicGothic Goth"ic, n.
1. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of
that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the
4th century. See Goth.
Note: Bishop Ulfilas or Walfila translated most of the Bible
into Gothic about the Middle of the 4th century. The
portion of this translaton which is preserved is the
oldest known literary document in any Teutonic
2. A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
Note: This is Nonpareil GOTHIC.
3. (Arch.) The style described in Gothic, a., 2. GothicGothic Goth"ic, a. [L. Gothicus: cf. F. gothique.]
1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude;
2. (Arch.) 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.
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