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Meaning of VENERABLE

Pronunciation:  'venurubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  profoundly honored; "revered holy men"
  2. [adj]  impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white hair and beard"

VENERABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: august, honorable, honourable, old, revered



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         He was a man of eternal self-sacrifice, and that is
         always venerable.                     --De Quincey.

         Venerable men! you have come down to us from a
         former generation.                    --D. Webster.

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.

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. --
      {Ven"er*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Ven"er*a*bly}, adv.