HyperDic: canon

English > 6 senses of the word canon:
NOUNcommunicationcanona rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
person canona priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
objectcanon, canyona ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
communicationcanona contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
communicationcanona complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
communicationcanona collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired
canon > pronunciation
Soundskae'nahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > canon: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy.
Examples
  • "the neoclassical canon"
  • "canons of polite society"
Broaderrule, prescriptPrescribed guide for conduct or action
Spanishcanon
Catalancànon
Adjectivescanonic, canonicalappearing in a biblical canon
canonistpertaining to or characteristic of a body of rules and principles accepted as axiomatic
Nounscanonista specialist in canon law
English > canon: 6 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter.
NarrowerprebendaryA canon who receives a prebend for serving the church
BroaderpriestA clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites
Spanishcanónigo
Catalancanonge
English > canon: 6 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall.
Synonymcanyon
PartscanyonsideThe steeply sloping side of a canyon
RegionNorth AmericaA continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
BroaderravineA deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
Spanishbarranca, canón, canon, cañón, congosto, desfiladero
Catalancanyó, congost, engorjat
English > canon: 6 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts.
Narrowerenigma canon, enigmatic canon, enigmatical canon, riddle canonA canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices (popular in the 15th and 16th centuries)
Broadermusical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of musicA musical work that has been created
Spanishcanon
English > canon: 6 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.
Broaderlist, listingA database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
Verbscanonize, canonisedeclare (a dead person) to be a saint
English > canon: 6 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired.
Broaderscripture, sacred scriptureAny writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
Spanishcanon
Catalancanon, cànon
Adjectivescanonic, canonicalappearing in a biblical canon
Nounscanonista specialist in canon law

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