1 characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
2 of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the Gothic Bible translation"
3 of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
4 as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating" [syn: medieval, mediaeval]
5 characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
1 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
2 a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries [syn: black letter]
3 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 [syn: Gothic architecture]
- an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths in what is now Ukraine and Bulgaria.
AdjectiveGothic or gothic
- of or related to the Goths.
- of or related to the architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
- of or related to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
- of or related to a style of fictional writing emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
- of a style of elaborate calligraphy based on medieval writing, also called black letter.
- of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called typesetters gothic.
- Dutch: Gotisch (1,2,5,6), gothic (3,4)
- German: gotisch
- Polish: gotycki
- Portuguese: gótico , gótica
- Spanish: gótico , gótica
Gothic or Goth may refer to:
Goths. It is the Germanic language with the earliest attestation, primarily from the Codex Argenteus, a 6th century copy of a 4th century Bible translation. It is divided into three subgroups: Western Gothic, Eastern Gothic and Crimean Gothic.
- Gothic architecture
- International Gothic, a subset of Gothic art developed in Burgundy, Bohemia and northern Italy in the late 1300s and early 1400s
- Gothic Revival architecture originating in the 18th century, in its early, fanciful phase sometimes spelled "Gothick"
- Brick Gothic-a reduced style of Gothic architecture in Northern Europe, especially in the regions around the Baltic Sea without natural rock resources. The resultant style is called Backsteingotik in Germany
- Victorian High Gothic
- Polish Gothic
- Portuguese Late Gothic (Manueline)
- Gothic art, a Medieval art movement
- Gothic rock is a kind of sinister, atmospheric, bizarre form of rock music, sometimes with rather gloomy overtones.
From the 18th century, the word came to mean Germanic in general, with grim overtones:
- Gothic fiction, a British literary genre from the late 18th and early 19th century, with a Victorian revival a hundred years later.
From its use in Romanticism, the word in the 20th century came to refer to anything dark or gloomy:
- Gothic F.C., a football club based in Norwich, England
Gothic in Catalan: Gòtic
Gothic in Danish: Gotisk
Gothic in German: Gothic
Gothic in Spanish: Gótico (desambiguación)
Gothic in Esperanto: Gotiko
Gothic in Basque: Gotiko
Gothic in French: Gothique
Gothic in Galician: Gótico
Gothic in Korean: 고딕
Gothic in Croatian: Gotika (razdvojba)
Gothic in Icelandic: Gotneskur
Gothic in Italian: Gotico (disambigua)
Gothic in Hebrew: גותי
Gothic in Georgian: გოთიკა (მრავალმნიშვნელოვანი)
Gothic in Dutch: Gotisch
Gothic in Japanese: ゴシック
Gothic in Norwegian: Gotisk
Gothic in Uzbek: Gotika (maʼnolari)
Gothic in Polish: Gothic
Gothic in Portuguese: Gótico
Gothic in Romanian: Arhitectură gotică
Gothic in Russian: Готика (значения)
Gothic in Slovenian: Gotika
Gothic in Swedish: Gotisk
Gothic in Vietnamese: Gothic
Gothic in Chinese: 哥特
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