Definition of “venerable” - English Dictionary

“venerable” in British English

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venerableadjective

uk /ˈven.ər.ə.bəl/ us /ˈven.ər.ə.bəl/

Venerableadjective

uk /ˈven.ər.ə.bəl/ us /ˈven.ər.ə.bəl/
the Venerable

used as a title for an archdeacon in the Church of England

used as a title for a person who is considered holy by the Roman Catholic Church but who has not yet been made a saint

used as a title for a monk in Buddhism

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

“venerable” in American English

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venerableadjective

us /ˈven·ər·ə·bəl/

respected, esp. because of long experience or age:

The venerable American jeweler, Tiffany & Company, appointed a new president.

(Definition of “venerable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)