Calvary definition

gŏlgə-thə, gŏl-gŏthə
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(bible, place, proper) The place near Jerusalem where the crucifixion of Jesus took place: Luke 23:33, Matt. 27:33
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A hill outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.
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Any experience involving intense pain or anguish.
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A strenuous experience.
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A great ordeal.
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The hill outside Jerusalem which is traditionally held to be the location of the crucifixion of Jesus.
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A sculptured depiction of the Crucifixion.
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A series of representations of Christ’s Passion in a church.
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An outdoor representation of the crucifixion of Jesus.
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A life-size representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a piece of raised ground.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calvary
Plural:
calvaries

Origin of calvary

  • French calvaire from Calvaire , Calvary (hill) Sense 2, from Calvary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin calvāria (“skull”)

    From Wiktionary