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venerable    : [v'ɛnɚəbəl]
Venerable \Ven"er*a*ble\, a. [L. venerabilis: cf. F.
1. Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or
reverence; deserving of honor and respect; -- generally
implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a
venerable parent.
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He was a man of eternal self-sacrifice, and that is
always venerable. --De Quincey.
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Venerable men! you have come down to us from a
former generation. --D. Webster.
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2. Rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that
should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence;
as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church.
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Note: This word is employed in the Church of England as a
title for an archdeacon. In the Roman Catholic Church,
venerable is applied to those who have attained to the
lowest of the three recognized degrees of sanctity, but
are not among the beatified, nor the canonized.
[1913 Webster] -- {Ven"er*a*ble*ness}, n. --
{Ven"er*a*bly}, adv.
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adj 1: impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white
hair and beard"
2: profoundly honored; "revered holy men" [synonym: {august},
{revered}, {venerable}]

138 Moby Thesaurus words for "venerable":
acknowledged, admirable, admitted, advanced, advanced in life,
advanced in years, age-old, aged, ageless, along in years, ancient,
antediluvian, antique, aristocratic, august, auld, awe-inspiring,
awesome, awful, conventional, courtly, creditable, customary,
dateless, dignified, divine, dreadful, elderly, established,
esteemed, estimable, fixed, folk, grand, grave, gray,
gray with age, gray-haired, gray-headed, grown old, hallowed,
handed down, heavenly, held in esteem, heroic, highly esteemed,
highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, hoar, hoary,
holy, honorable, honored, immemorial, imposing, impressive,
in favor, in good odor, in high favor, ineffable, inenarrable,
inexpressible, inveterate, inviolable, inviolate, kingly,
legendary, long-established, long-standing, lordly, magisterial,
majestic, meritorious, mythological, noble, numinous,
of long standing, of old, of the folk, of yore, old,
old as Methuselah, old as history, old as time, old-time, olden,
oral, patriarchal, prescriptive, prestigious, princely, queenly,
received, recognized, regal, religious, reputable, respectable,
respected, revered, reverenced, reverend, reverential, rooted,
royal, sacred, sacrosanct, sedate, senectuous, sober, solemn,
spiritual, stately, statuesque, time-honored, timeless, timeworn,
traditional, tried and true, true-blue, understood, unspeakable,
untouchable, unutterable, unwritten, venerated, well-thought-of,
white, white with age, white-bearded, white-crowned, white-haired,
worshipful, worthy, wrinkled, wrinkly, years old

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  • venerable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    venerable meaning, definition, what is venerable: deserving respect because of age, high position, or religious or historical importance: Learn more
  • Venerable definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    British English: venerable ADJECTIVE thing Something that is venerable is impressive because it is old or important historically The holiday has become a venerable institution
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  • venerable | Definition of venerable in English by Oxford . . .
    ‘For example, the venerable Everett Ferguson writes on ordination and the authority of the congregation in the early church ’ 1 2 (in the Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a deceased person who has attained a certain degree of sanctity but has not been fully beatified or canonized
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    Definition of English - relating to England or its people or language
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    English means 'belonging or relating to England, its people, or its language' My wife's English an English pub the English language English is sometimes used to mean 'belonging or relating to Great Britain' However, it is better to avoid this use, as it may cause offence to people who come from Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland
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