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1. canon

noun. ['ˈkænən'] a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy.

Synonyms

  • rule

Antonyms

  • yin
  • stand still

Etymology

  • canon (Latin)
  • κανών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word canon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Egyptian art had always been stylized, with a ritualistic canon of proportion used to depict humans.

Quotes containing the word canon


1. Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
- Pablo Picasso

2. canon

noun. ['ˈkænən'] a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall.

Synonyms

  • ravine
  • canyon

Etymology

  • canon (Latin)
  • κανών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. canon

noun. ['ˈkænən'] a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired.

Synonyms

  • scripture

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • black

Etymology

  • canon (Latin)
  • κανών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. canon

noun. ['ˈkænən'] a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.

Synonyms

  • listing

Antonyms

  • break
  • misconception

Etymology

  • canon (Latin)
  • κανών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. canon

noun. ['ˈkænən'] a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts.

Synonyms

  • piece of music
  • piece
  • riddle canon
  • opus
  • enigmatical canon
  • enigma canon
  • enigmatic canon
  • composition

Etymology

  • canon (Latin)
  • κανών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. canon

noun. ['ˈkænən'] a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter.

Synonyms

  • priest

Etymology

  • canon (Latin)
  • κανών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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