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The city 's cathedral is often first on the list for visitors - and with good reason. The Sun (2017)Within the space of a few decades many of the great cathedrals had been completed. The Crossing-Place (1993)The medieval cathedral cities have been the sacred groves of our town and country planning system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This included large numbers of cathedral staff. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)We might have one of the temples preserved as a cathedral or a church. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You could get a rubber duck dressed as a bishop from the cathedral shop. The Sun (2013)Not bad for a cathedral city. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The pretty cathedral city in Hampshire was bustling with shoppers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We lingered in the great cathedral of Barcelona. Christianity Today (2000)Winchester An arson attack on a renowned medieval cathedral has caused thousands of pounds of damage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The historic cathedral city of Chichester is worth a visit if you have time. The Sun (2013)It is steeped in history with a fantastic medieval cathedral and yet almost entirely wi-fi enabled. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The large cathedral square, filled with orange trees. Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)It is proposed that three dioceses would become one, with a number of area bishops and three cathedrals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Like tourists bustling into great cathedrals we go to her full of noise, impatient for learning and deliverance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But actually across the country there is lots and lots of good work going on in local churches and cathedrals and places such as the abbey. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A government source said protection of cathedrals and well-known churches would almost certainly be stepped up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In Venice the sea which brought her wealth laps palace and cathedral and the city 's square. The Education of a Gardener (1994)He said: 'It was agreed by all the clergy and cathedral chapter that this was the best way to handle what we call a mixed economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: cathedral /kəˈθiːdrəl/ NOUN
A cathedral is a large important Christian church which has a bishop in charge of it.
- American English: cathedral
- Arabic: كَاتِدْرَائِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: catedral
- Chinese: 大教堂
- Croatian: katedrala
- Czech: katedrála
- Danish: katedral
- Dutch: kathedraal
- European Spanish: catedral
- Finnish: katedraali
- French: cathédrale
- German: Kathedrale
- Greek: καθεδρικός ναός
- Italian: cattedrale
- Japanese: 大聖堂
- Korean: 대성당
- Norwegian: katedral
- Polish: katedra
- European Portuguese: catedral
- Romanian: catedrală
- Russian: собор
- Spanish: catedral
- Swedish: katedral
- Thai: มหาวิหาร
- Turkish: katedral
- Ukrainian: собор
- Vietnamese: nhà thờ lớn
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