1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous.
2. Arch. Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital.
1. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth.
Note: ☞ Bishop Ulfilas or Walfila translated most of the Bible into Gothic about the Middle of the 4th century. The portion of this translaton which is preserved is the oldest known literary document in any Teutonic language.
2. A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
3. Arch. The style described in Gothic, a., 2.
adj 1: characteristic of the style of type commonly used for
2: of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the
Gothic Bible translation"
3: of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
4: as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and
unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating" [syn: medieval,
5: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque;
"gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
n 1: 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
2: a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries [syn: black
3: a style of architecture developed in northern 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 [syn: Gothic architecture]