Definition of Calvary

1. Noun. A hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.

Exact synonyms: Golgotha
Group relationships: Capital Of Israel, Jerusalem
Generic synonyms: Hill



2. Noun. Any experience that causes intense suffering.
Exact synonyms: Martyrdom
Generic synonyms: Affliction
Derivative terms: Martyr

Definition of Calvary

1. n. The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem.

Definition of Calvary

1. Proper noun. The hill outside Jerusalem which is traditionally held to be the location of the crucifixion of Jesus. ¹

2. Noun. A life-size representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a piece of raised ground ¹

3. Noun. A series of representations of Christ’s Passion in a church ¹

4. Noun. A strenuous experience ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calvary

1. a representation of the Crucifixion [n -RIES]

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Literary usage of Calvary

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Calvary, MOUNT, the place of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. NAME.—. ... Since the sixth century the usage has been to designate Calvary as a mountain. ..."

2. History of British Columbia from Its Earliest Discovery to the Present Time by Alexander Begg (1894)
"Soon afterwards, however, twenty- three of the former members reorganized as the "Calvary Church," under the pastorate of the Rev. Walter Barss. ..."

3. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1872)
"(2) The place where Jesus was crucified was " nigh to the city :" so is this place. * The True Site of Calvary, and Suggestions relating to the Resurrection ..."

4. Legends of the Madonna as Represented in the Fine Arts: Forming the Third by Jameson (Anna), [Anna Brownell Murphy]. Jameson (1857)
"The Procession to Calvary (77 Portamento del Croce) followed a path leading from the gate of Jerusalem to Mount Calvary, which has been kept in remembrance ..."

5. Lectures and [s]ermons by Thomas Nicolas Burke (1872)
""THE GROUPINGS OF Calvary." ST. JOHN, THE EVANGELIST. [Delivered on Sunday, March 24th, in the Dominican Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, New York. ..."

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