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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Calvary mean? 

CALVARY (noun)
  The noun CALVARY has 2 senses:

1. a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
2. any experience that causes intense suffering

  Familiarity information: CALVARY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CALVARY (noun)

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A hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Calvary; Golgotha

Instance hypernyms:

hill (a local and well-defined elevation of the land)

Holonyms ("Calvary" is a part of...):

capital of Israel; Jerusalem (capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom)

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Any experience that causes intense suffering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


calvary; martyrdom

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

affliction (a cause of great suffering and distress)

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