What does the word cathedral mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by W. Somerset Maugham