venerable


venerable
venerable ven∙er∙able adj. 1. (formal) venerable people or things deserve respect because they are old, important, wise, etc. • (因年高、显要、智慧等)令人尊重的,值得敬重的,受敬佩的:
»a venerable old man
德高望重的老人
»a venerable institution
令人仰慕的机构
2. the Venerable ... [only before noun] (in the Anglican Church), a title of respect used when talking about an archdeacon • (对圣公会吏长的尊称)尊者:
»the Venerable Martin Roberts
尊者马丁 · 罗伯茨
3. the Venerable ... [only before noun] (in the Roman Catholic Church), a title given to a dead person who is very holy but who has not yet been made a saint • 真福(天主教会对列入圣品前的已故圣洁者的尊称)
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['venәrәbl]
adj. 莊嚴的, 值得尊敬的, 古老的

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  • vénérable — [ venerabl ] adj. et n. • 1200; lat. venerabilis ♦ Littér. ou plaisant Digne de vénération. « Un vénérable vieillard orné d un cornet acoustique » (Martin du Gard). Par ext. D un âge vénérable : très vieux. ⇒ respectable. Cette vénérable… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Venerable — equivale a respetable y digno de estima y honor. Este adjetivo, derivado del sustantivo veneratio, que significa respeto y culto, mantiene una significación unitaria en toda la serie de vocablos (venerabilitas, venerantia) cuyas acepciones están… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Venerable — Vénérable Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Vénérable fait référence aux concepts et objets suivant : Dans le catholicisme, vénérable est un titre donné à une personne dont le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Venerable — Ven er*a*ble, a. [L. venerabilis: cf. F. v[ e]n[ e]rable.] 1. Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venerable — Venerable. adj. de tout genre. Digne de veneration. Vieillard venerable. assemblée venerable. c est un homme venerable par son âge & par son merite. les habits pontificaux ont quelque chose de venerable. Venerable, est aussi, Un titre d honneur… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • venerable — [ven′ər ə bəl] adj. [ME < MFr vénérable < L venerabilis, to be reverenced < venerari: see VENERATE] 1. worthy of respect or reverence by reason of age and dignity, character, or position 2. impressive on account of age or historic or… …   English World dictionary

  • venerable — index antique, outstanding (prominent), popular, sacrosanct, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • venerable — early 15c., from L. venerabilis, from venerari to worship, revere (see VENERATION (Cf. veneration)). As a title, used in reference to ecclesiastics or those who had obtained the first degree of canonization …   Etymology dictionary

  • venerable — *old, ancient, antique, antiquated, archaic, obsolete, antediluvian Analogous words: venerated, revered, reverenced (see REVERE): *aged, old …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • venerable — [adj] respected admirable, aged, august, dignified, esteemed, estimable, experienced, grand, grave, honorable, honored, imposing, matriarchal, noble, patriarchal, philosophical, revered, reverenced, reverend, sacred, sage, sedate, serious,… …   New thesaurus

  • venerable — Venerable, digne qu on luy face la reverence, et qu on l honore, Veþnerabilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse


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