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It was the basilica of gossip, the Vatican of inside dope.
Robert Hughes

Meaning of "basilica" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BASILICA

From Latin, from Greek basilikē hall, from basilikē oikia the king's house, from basileus king.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BASILICA

basilica  [bəˈzɪlɪkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BASILICA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Basilica is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BASILICA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

basilica

Basilica

The Latin word basilica, has three distinct applications in modern English. The word was originally used to describe an open, Roman, public court building, usually located adjacent to the forum of a Roman town. By extension it was applied to Christian buildings of the same form and continues to be used in an architectural sense to describe those buildings with a central nave and aisles. Later, the term came to refer specifically to a large and important church that has been given special ceremonial rights by the Pope. Catholic Basilicas are Catholic pilgrimage sites, receiving tens of millions of visitors per year. In December 2009 the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe set a new record with 6.1 million pilgrims during Friday and Saturday for the anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Definition of basilica in the English dictionary

The first definition of basilica in the dictionary is a Roman building, used for public administration, having a large rectangular central nave with an aisle on each side and an apse at the end. Other definition of basilica is a rectangular early Christian or medieval church, usually having a nave with clerestories, two or four aisles, one or more vaulted apses, and a timber roof. Basilica is also a Roman Catholic church having special ceremonial rights.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BASILICA


angelica
ænˈdʒɛlɪkə
beliquor
bɪˈlɪkə
bootlicker
ˈbuːtlɪkə
clicker
ˈklɪkə
flicker
ˈflɪkə
frolicker
ˈfrɒlɪkə
gallica
ˈɡælɪkə
licker
ˈlɪkə
liquor
ˈlɪkə
maiolica
məˈjɒlɪkə
majolica
məˈdʒɒlɪkə
replica
ˈrɛplɪkə
silica
ˈsɪlɪkə
slicker
ˈslɪkə
sollicker
ˈsɒlɪkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BASILICA

basil
Basil I
basil-thyme
Basilan
basilar
basilar membrane
basilary
Basildon
basilect
Basilian
basilic
basilic vein
basilical
basilican
Basilicata
basilicon
basilisk
basin
basinal
basinet

WORDS THAT END LIKE BASILICA

America
Antarctica
Central America
chica
Costa Rica
Dominica
erica
Jamaica
Latin America
mica
nitreous silica
North America
plica
res publica
South Africa
South America
United States of America
veronica
vitreous silica
vox angelica

Synonyms and antonyms of basilica in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «basilica» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BASILICA

Find out the translation of basilica to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of basilica from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «basilica» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

会堂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

basílica
570 millions of speakers

English

basilica
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेसिलिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كاتدرائية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

базилика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

basílica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাজপ্রাসাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

basilique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Basilica
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Basilika
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バシリカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고대 로마에서 재판이나 공적인 집회에 사용한 큰 건물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Basilica
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đại giáo đường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேராலயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅसिलिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bazilika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

basilica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bazylika
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

базиліка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bazilica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βασιλική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

basiliek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

basilika
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

basilika
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of basilica

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BASILICA»

The term «basilica» is very widely used and occupies the 19.753 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BASILICA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about basilica

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QUOTES WITH «BASILICA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word basilica.
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Robert Hughes
It was the basilica of gossip, the Vatican of inside dope.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BASILICA»

Discover the use of basilica in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to basilica and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica.
R. A. Scotti, 2007
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Basilica
When a priest dies after being pushed down the stairs of St. Peter's Basilica, the first Latin American pope, nicknamed Tredi, and Brother Paul, a former Miami homicide cop, unleash a maelstrom of Vatican politics and revenge as they search ...
William D. Montalbano, 2000
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Beyond the Basilica: Christians and Muslims in Nazareth
In Beyond the Basilica: Christians and Muslims in Nazareth, Chad F. Emmett provides penetrating analysis of the complex relationship between the structure of Nazareth’s quarters and the relations between its ethnic communities.
Chad F. Emmett, 1995
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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal : Building St. Peter's
Traces Pope Julius II's controversial early sixteenth-century construction of a new basilica in place of the Emperor Constantine's millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica, documenting how building efforts spanned two centuries and more than two ...
R. A. Scotti, 2006
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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal : Building St. Peter's
Traces Pope Julius II's controversial early sixteenth-century construction of a new basilica in place of the Emperor Constantine's millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica, documenting how building efforts spanned two centuries and more than two ...
R. A. Scotti, 2006
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St. Peter's Basilica: Audio Guide to Rome's St. Peter's ...
Audio guide to Rome's St. Peter's basilica and its remarkable art treasures.
Jane McIntosh, 2005
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Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
Photographs taken of the murals from the upper basilica before they were destroyed by an earthquake
Giorgio Bonsanti, Ghigo Roli, Stephen Sartarelli, 1998
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The Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica of Rome
The precision and attention to detail that Letarouilly demanded of his engravers advanced the art of etching in the nineteenth century. Exquisite rendering techniques and precise execution make this book as beautiful as it is useful.
Paul Letarouilly, 2009
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Rick Steves' Tour: St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: St. Mark's Basilica, Venice is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone.
Rick Steves, 2012
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The Basilica: Or, Palatial Hall of Justice and Sacred Temple ...
Or, Palatial Hall of Justice and Sacred Temple : Its Nature, Origin, and a Description and History of the Basilican Church of Brixworth Charles Frederick Watkins. THE BASILICA, Sfc. The Basilica, in its earliest and simplest form, was a  ...
Charles Frederick Watkins, 1867

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BASILICA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term basilica is used in the context of the following news items.
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Underwater archaeology starts on İznik basilica
The Roman-era basilica, which lies 1.5-2 meters deep in Lake İznik, was discovered while photographing the city from the air. Projects will be ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Jul 15»
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Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica
A crucifix at the Basilica of St Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Credit: Nheyob via Wikimedia Commons. «Catholic News Agency, Jul 15»
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Cathedral Basilica Art Walk Concerts return
The Music Department of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine's Art Walk Concerts will return at 6 p.m. today after the hiatus of the Cathedral's ... «St. Augustine Record, Jul 15»
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Random House to host authors & book-inspired workshops at …
An Etsy pop-up shop and food trucks will also be on-site at Basilica ... Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson; (518) 822-1050, ... «Almanac Weekly, Jul 15»
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Sign to be erected on I-94 for Basilica of St. Josaphat
“It was an honor to introduce this bill and shepherd it through the legislative process at the request of the Basilica of St. Josaphat. The basilica ... «WDJT, Jul 15»
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Monsignor Joseph Pins: Rector Cathedral Basilica
Monsignor Joseph D. Pins, a pillar of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis Parish where he served as rector since 2004, died June 17, 2015, ... «West End Word, Jun 15»
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Basilica work well under way
The $2.6million redevelopment of the basilica complex in Macandrew Rd began at the start of May and was due to be completed by Easter next ... «Otago Daily Times, Jun 15»
8
Tomb of Christian Bulgarian prince martyred by his brother …
St. Boyan Enravota's tomb was known to have been on the grounds of the ruins of Europe's largest basilica. Archaeology in Bulgaria reports ... «Ancient Origins, Jun 15»
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Living large: Nana Addo visits Asamoah Gyan's 'LA BASILICA DE …
Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo has paid a visit to the $3 million house of Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan. «Pulse.com.gh, Jun 15»
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Basilica priest to archdiocese: release Nienstedt probe details
John Bauer, pastor of the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, said refusing to share the archdiocese-commissioned investigations suggests ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Basilica [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/basilica>. Feb 2020 ».
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