See under canon2 (def 2).
one of a body of dignitaries or prebendaries attached to a cathedral or a collegiate church; a member of the chapter of a cathedral or a collegiate church.
Roman Catholic Church. one of the members (canons regular) of certain religious orders.
(Christianity) a Church decree enacted to regulate morals or religious practices
(often pl) a general rule or standard, as of judgment, morals, etc
(often pl) a principle or accepted criterion applied in a branch of learning or art
(RC Church) the complete list of the canonized saints
(RC Church) the prayer in the Mass in which the Host is consecrated
a list of writings, esp sacred writings, officially recognized as genuine
a piece of music in which an extended melody in one part is imitated successively in one or more other parts See also round (sense 31), catch (sense 33)
a list of the works of an author that are accepted as authentic
(formerly) a size of printer’s type equal to 48 point
one of several priests on the permanent staff of a cathedral, who are responsible for organizing services, maintaining the fabric, etc
(RC Church) Also called canon regular. a member of either of two religious orders, the Augustinian or Premonstratensian Canons, living communally as monks but performing clerical duties
a variant spelling of canyon
a city in SW Pennsylvania. Historical Examples History of Company K of the 140th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (1862-’65) Benjamin F. Powelson and Alexander Sweeney History of Company K of the 140th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (1862-’65) Benjamin F. Powelson and Alexander Sweeney
pertaining to Canopus. Historical Examples Ancient Manners Pierre Louys Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt Jacob Abbott Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers The Vanishing Man R. Austin Freeman Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt Jacob Abbott Masques & Phases Robert […]
a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body. noun (in ancient Egypt) one of four containers with tops in the form of animal heads of the gods, for holding the entrails of a mummy
a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object. an overhanging projection or covering, as a long canvas awning stretching from the doorway of a building to a curb. an ornamental, rooflike projection or covering. Also called crown canopy, crown cover. the cover formed by […]