from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Goths or their language.
- adj. Germanic; Teutonic.
- adj. Of or relating to the Middle Ages; medieval.
- adj. Of or relating to an architectural style prevalent in western Europe from the 12th through the 15th century and characterized by pointed arches, rib vaulting, and a developing emphasis on verticality and the impression of height.
- adj. Of or relating to an architectural style derived from medieval Gothic.
- adj. Of or relating to painting, sculpture, or other art forms prevalent in northern Europe from the 12th through the 15th century.
- adj. Of or relating to a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate.
- adj. Barbarous; crude.
- n. The extinct East Germanic language of the Goths.
- n. Gothic art or architecture.
- n. Printing See black letter.
- n. Printing See sans serif.
- n. A novel in a style emphasizing the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. an extinct Germanic language, once spoken by the Goths
- adj. of or relating to the Goths.
- adj. barbarous, rude, unpolished, belonging to the "Dark Ages", medieval as opposed to classical.
- adj. of or relating to the architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
- adj. of or relating to the style of fictional writing associated with the Gothic revival, emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
- adj. in England, of the name of type formerly used to print German, also known as black letter.
- adj. in the USA, of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called grotesque
- adj. of or relating to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
- n. A novel written in the Gothic style.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the Goths; ; also, rude; barbarous.
- adj. 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.
- n. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See goth.
- n. A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
- n. The style described in Gothic, a., 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Goths: as, Gothic customs; Gothic barbarity.
- Hence Rude; barbarous.
- An epithet commonly applied to the European art of the middle ages, and more particularly to the various Pointed types of architecture generally prevalent from the middle of the twelfth century to the revival of study of classical models in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
- In liturgies, an epithet sometimes applied to the Mozarabic liturgy, or to the Gallican family of liturgies, in accordance with an incorrect theory that they were first introduced into Gaul and Spain by the Visigoths, or from the fact that they were in use in Gallican and Spanish churches at the time of Gothic domination.
- n. The language of the Goths.
- n. In bibliography, an early form of black-faced and pointed letters, as shown in printed books and manuscripts.
- n. [lowercase] The American name for a style of square-cut printing-type without serifs or hair-lines, after the style of old Roman mural letters.
- n. The so-called Gothic style of architecture. See I., 3.
- Belonging to or characteristic of ‘Goths’ or ‘barbarians’ in matters of literature or art.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
- adj. characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
- adj. of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths
- n. extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas
- adj. of or relating to the Goths
- adj. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
- n. a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
- n. a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
Goth + -ic, English from the 17th century, ad Latin gothicus. (Wiktionary)