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BASILICA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does basilica mean? 

BASILICA (noun)
  The noun BASILICA has 2 senses:

1. an early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica; or a Roman Catholic church or cathedral accorded certain privileges
2. a Roman building used for public administration

  Familiarity information: BASILICA used as a noun is rare.


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BASILICA (noun)


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Meaning:

An early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica; or a Roman Catholic church or cathedral accorded certain privileges

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the church was raised to the rank of basilica

Hypernyms ("basilica" is a kind of...):

church; church building (a place for public (especially Christian) worship)

Meronyms (parts of "basilica"):

narthex (portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church)


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Meaning:

A Roman building used for public administration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

Roman basilica; basilica

Hypernyms ("basilica" is a kind of...):

Roman building (a building constructed by the ancient Romans)


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