What is another word for cathedrals?

Pronunciation: [kɐθˈiːdɹə͡lz] (IPA)

Cathedrals are majestic architectural wonders that have stood the test of time. Synonyms for cathedrals include basilicas, churches, chapels, abbeys, minsters, and temples. The word "basilica" comes from the Greek word meaning "royal hall" and is often used to describe a grand church with a large central nave. "Church" is a more general term that can refer to any place of worship for Christians. "Chapel" is a smaller, more intimate type of religious building, often used for private or special services. "Abbey" typically refers to a place where monks or nuns live and worship. A "minster" is a church that was historically associated with a group of clergy. "Temple" is a broader term that can refer to any type of religious building.

What are the hypernyms for Cathedrals?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Cathedrals

It was founded six or seven hundred years ago, and is an enclosure studded with cathedrals covering broad streets and spacious squares.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
"My mother belongs to the Church of England," I explained, "and it is the only one I have ever attended-except cathedrals on the Continent.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Mrs Hart compares them in their historical interest to the Pyramids, and in their architecture to the cathedrals of the Middle Ages.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

Famous quotes with Cathedrals

  • 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 old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.
    Adrienne Clarkson
  • Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other.
    Mary Douglas
  • My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light.
    Dan Flavin

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