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  • Chartres Cathedral — Cathedral of Notre Dame at Chartres, one of the most influential examples of High Gothic architecture. The main part of this great cathedral was built between 1194 and 1220. It replaced a 12th century church of which only the crypt, the base of… …   Universalium

  • Chartres Cathedral — noun a Gothic cathedral in northern France; built in 13th century • Instance Hypernyms: ↑cathedral • Part Holonyms: ↑Chartres …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chartres — • Diocese in France. Comprises the department of Eure et Loir Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Chartres     Diocese of Chartres     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Chartres — This article is about the city in France. For the settlement in the Falkland Islands, see Chartres, Falkland Islands. Chartres Distant view of Chartres and its cathedral …   Wikipedia

  • Cathedral architecture of Western Europe — A cathedral is a church, usually Roman Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Orthodox, housing the seat of a bishop. The word cathedral takes its name from the word cathedra , or Bishop s Throne (In Latin: ecclesia cathedralis ). The term is often… …   Wikipedia

  • Chartres — /shahr treuh, shahrt/; Fr. /shannrdd trddeu/, n. a city in and the capital of Eure et Loir, in N France, SW of Paris: cathedral. 41,251. * * * City (pop., 1999: 40,361), northwestern France. Situated on the Eure River southwest of Paris, it was… …   Universalium

  • cathedral — cathedrallike, adj. /keuh thee dreuhl/, n. 1. the principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop s throne. 2. (in nonepiscopal denominations) any of various important churches. adj. 3. pertaining to or containing a bishop s throne. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Chartres — noun a town in northern France that is noted for its Gothic Cathedral • Instance Hypernyms: ↑town • Part Holonyms: ↑France, ↑French Republic • Part Meronyms: ↑Chartres Cathedral …   Useful english dictionary

  • cathedral — I noun 1. any large and important church (Freq. 4) • Hypernyms: ↑church, ↑church building • Hyponyms: ↑minster • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Char …   Useful english dictionary

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