- a feminine name
- according to Christian tradition, a woman of Jerusalem who wiped the bleeding face of Jesus on the way to Calvary: her day is July 12: also Saint Veronica
- the image of Jesus' face said in legend to have appeared on the veil or handkerchief used by Veronica to wipe the bleeding face of Jesus
- a cloth or garment with a similar representation of Jesus' bleeding face
Origin of VeronicaModL, prob. after the saint speedwell
Origin of VeronicaSp verónica: because the matador holds the cape in a manner similar to that in which Saint Veronica is traditionally depicted holding her veil a bullfighting move in which the matador holds a cape out and pivots slowly as the bull charges past it
Origin of VeronicaMedieval Latin ; from Classical Greek Pherenik?: see Bernice
Origin of veronicaNew Latin Veronica, genus name.
- a. According to popular legend, an image of the face of Jesus as impressed on the cloth offered to him by Saint Veronica on the road to Calvary.b. The cloth itself.
- A cloth bearing a representation of Jesus's face.
Origin of veronicaMedieval Latin, perhaps alteration of v&emacron;ra &imacron;conica, true image : Latin v&emacron;ra, feminine of v&emacron;rus, true; see very + Latin &imacron;conica, feminine of &imacron;conicus, of an image (from Greek eikonikos, from eik&omacron;n, image; see icon).
c. 1420 oil painting
Origin of veronicaSpanish, from veronica, the veronica (from the gesture Saint Veronica made), from Medieval Latin; see veronica2.
- (Roman Catholicism) The image of Jesus's face believed to have been made on the cloth with which St Veronica wiped his face as he went to be crucified; or the cloth used for this.
- (bullfighting) A circular swinging movement of the cape, used to avoid the bull.
- (botany) A flower of the genus Veronica, usually having blue petals.
Named from St. Veronica.
- A female given name.
veronica - Computer Definition
A program that searches the Internet for specific resources by description, not just file name. Using Boolean searches (this AND this, this OR this, etc.), users can search Gopher servers to retrieve a selected group of menus that pertain to their area of interest. See Gopher.