Veronica definition

və-rŏnĭ-kə
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A cloth or garment with a similar representation of Jesus' bleeding face.
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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.
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A cloth bearing a representation of Jesus's face.
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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.
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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
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(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.
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(bullfighting) A circular swinging movement of the cape, used to avoid the bull.
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(botany) A flower of the genus Veronica, usually having blue petals.
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A female given name.
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The cloth itself.
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A maneuver in bullfighting in which the matador stands with both feet fixed in position and swings the cape slowly away from the charging bull.
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In Christian tradition, a woman of Jerusalem who gave Jesus her head cloth to wipe his face as he bore the cross to Calvary.
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(name, person, proper) A feminine name.
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A bullfighting move in which the matador holds a cape out and pivots slowly as the bull charges past it.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
veronica
Plural:
veronicas

Origin of veronica

  • Medieval Latin perhaps alteration of vēra īconica true image Latin vēra feminine of vērus true very Latin īconica feminine of īconicus of an image (from Greek eikonikos) (from eikōn image icon)

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

  • Spanish from veronica the veronica (from the gesture Saint Veronica made) from Medieval Latin veronica2

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

  • Latin form of Berenice, from Ancient Greek Φερενίκη. Influenced by the Church Latin phrase vera icon "true image" associated with the legend of Saint Veronica who wiped the face of Jesus on the way to Calvary.

    From Wiktionary

  • Named from St. Veronica.

    From Wiktionary