Part of speech: noun

The chief church of a diocese; the church containing the official throne or chair of the bishop.

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Usage examples "cathedral":

  1. But it is a powerful and very natural work, although its author never intended it to stand on any floor, even of so dim a cathedral as this. - "A Wanderer in Florence", E. V. Lucas.
  2. And why did he ask me to come to the Cathedral if such a little thing, such a little thing.... - "The Happy Foreigner", Enid Bagnold.
  3. Alec stopped speaking as they entered the cathedral close, and they paused for a moment to look at the stately pile. - "The Explorer", W. Somerset Maugham.