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cathedralnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈθiː.drəl/
A2 a very ​large, usually ​stone, ​building for ​Christianworship. It is the ​largest and most ​importantchurch of a ​diocese: Salisbury Cathedral

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(Definition of cathedral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cathedralnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈθi·drəl/
a ​large and ​importantchurch, esp. one that is the ​center of a ​largearea
(Definition of cathedral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cathedral”
in Korean 대성당…
in Arabic كاتيدْرائيّة…
in Malaysian gereja besar…
in French cathédrale…
in Russian собор…
in Chinese (Traditional) (一個教區內的)總教堂,大教堂…
in Italian cattedrale…
in Turkish katedral…
in Polish katedra…
in Spanish catedral…
in Vietnamese nhà thờ lớn…
in Portuguese catedral…
in Thai โบสถ์ที่สำคัญ…
in German der Dom…
in Catalan catedral…
in Japanese 大聖堂…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一个教区内的)总教堂,大教堂…
in Indonesian katedral…
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