Gothic

Definition of Gothic

Goth´ic
a.1.
1.Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous.
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.
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.
2.A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
3.(Arch.) The style described in Gothic, a., 2.

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