Definition of Parvis

1. Noun. A courtyard or portico in front of a building (especially a cathedral).

Generic synonyms: Court, Courtyard



Definition of Parvis

1. n. a court of entrance to, or an inclosed space before, a church; hence, a church porch; -- sometimes formerly used as place of meeting, as for lawyers.

Definition of Parvis

1. Noun. An enclosed courtyard in front of a building, especially a cathedral. ¹

2. Noun. A portico surrounding such a space. ¹

3. Noun. The porch of a church, or the room over it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parvis

1. an enclosed area in front of a church [n -VISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parvis

parures
paruresis
paruretic
parvalbumin
parvalbumins
parvanimities
parvanimity
parve
parvenu
parvenue
parvenues
parvenus
parvilocular cyst
parvis (current term)
parvise
parvises
parvity
parvo
parvocellular
parvolin
parvoline
parvolines
parvolins
parvorder
parvorders
parvos
parvoviridae infections
parvovirinae

Literary usage of Parvis

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1. Rheims and the Battles for Its Possession by Pneu Michelin (Firm) (1919)
"REMOVING THE STATUE OF JOAN-OF-ARC IN MAY, 1918 Place du parvis The Place du parvis '(photo below) is in front of the main ..."

2. Rheims and the Battles for Its Possession by Pneu Michelin (Firm) (1919)
"REMOVING THE STATUE OF JOAN-OF-ARC IN MAY, 1918 Place du parvis The Place du parvis (photo below) is in front of the main facade of the Cathedral. ..."

3. Soissons Before and During the War by Pneu Michelin (Firm) (1919)
"South facade before the War The old Church of Saint-Pierre-au-parvis (Hist. Man.) The apse, transept and three bays of the nave of the church, ..."

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