1. [ noun ] (printing) a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
Synonyms: black_letter
Related terms: font
2. [ noun ] (linguistics,antiquity) extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas
Related terms: East_Germanic
3. [ adjective ] (literature) characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

"gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"

Related terms: literature strange
4. [ adjective ] (medieval) as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
Synonyms: medieval mediaeval

"a medieval attitude toward dating"

Related terms: nonmodern
5. [ adjective ] of or relating to the Goths

"Gothic migrations"

Related terms: Goth
6. [ adjective ] of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths

"the Gothic Bible translation"

7. [ adjective ] (printing) characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
8. [ noun ] (architecture) a style of architecture developed in N France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
Synonyms: Gothic_architecture
Related terms: architectural_style perpendicular
Similar spelling:   Goetsch