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Meaning of DORIC

Pronunciation:  'dorik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in the Peloponnesus
  2. [adj]  (architecture) oldest and simplest of the three orders of classical Greek architecture

DORIC is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: tuscan
 Antonyms: corinthian, ionic
 See Also: Ancient Greek



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dor"ic\, a. [L. Doricus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the Dorians.]
    1. Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians;
       as, the Doric dialect.
    2. (Arch.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and
       simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the
       Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by
       the Romans. See {Abacus}, {Capital}, {Order}.
    Note: This order is distinguished, according to the treatment
          of details, as Grecian Doric, or Roman Doric.
    3. (Mus.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical
       modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions
       occasions and to war.
  2. \Dor"ic\, n.
    The Doric dialect.