Meaning of “cruciform” in the English Dictionary


"cruciform" in English

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uk /ˈkruː.sɪ.fɔːm/ us /ˈkruː.sə.fɔːrm/ formal

Examples from literature

  • The back is overlaid with a plate of silver cut in cruciform pattern. 
  • The church was usually cruciform, with nave and aisles. 
  • The handsome cruciform church, in the midst of its fine chestnut trees, is of much interest. 
  • The temple is cruciform in shape, but the two arms of the cross are unequal. 
  • This is a fine cruciform structure, with a central tower and a quite remarkable W. front. 

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

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