|1.||[ noun ] (printing) a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries|
|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|
|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|
"a medieval attitude toward dating"
|5.||[ adjective ] of or relating to the Goths|
|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|
|Related terms:||architectural_style perpendicular|