HyperDic: becket

English > 2 senses of the word Becket / becket:
NOUNperson Becket, Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170
artifactbecket(nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other
Becket / becket > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'kaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > Becket: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170).
SynonymsThomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Instance ofarchbishopA bishop of highest rank
martyrOne who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing / refusing to renounce their religion
saintA person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
English > becket: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship.
Categoryseafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
BroaderlineSomething (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

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