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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Cal·va·ry /ˈkælv(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cal·va·ry n.
 1. The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem.
 Note:The Latin calvaria is a translation of the Greek krani`on of the Evangelists, which is an interpretation of the Hebrew Golgotha.
 2. A representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion.
 3. Her. A cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly called cross calvary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified [syn: Golgotha]
      2: any experience that causes intense suffering [syn: martyrdom]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    only in Luke 23:33, the Latin name Calvaria, which was used as a
    translation of the Greek word _Kranion_, by which the Hebrew
    word _Gulgoleth_ was interpreted, "the place of a skull." It
    probably took this name from its shape, being a hillock or low,
    rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull.
    It is nowhere in Scripture called a "hill." The crucifixion of
    our Lord took place outside the city walls (Heb. 13:11-13) and
    near the public thoroughfare. "This thing was not done in a
    corner." (See GOLGOTHA.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Calvary, the place of a skull