American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dialect of ancient Greek spoken in the Peloponnesus, Crete, certain of the Aegean Islands, Sicily, and southern Italy.
- adj. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or designating Doric.
- adj. In the style of or designating the Doric order.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Doris or its inhabitants.
- Pertaining to the Dorian race; characteristic of or derived from the Dorians.
- n. The Doric dialect; the language of the Dorians, a dialect of the Greek or Hellenic, characterized by its broadness and hardness: hence applied to any dialect with similar characteristics, especially to the Scotch.
- n. An ancient Greek dialect spoken in ancient times.
- n. A dialect of Lowland Scots spoken in the northeast of Scotland.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians.
- adj. (Arch.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.
- adj. (Mus.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.
- n. The Doric dialect.
- adj. of or pertaining to the Doric style of architecture
- n. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris
- From Ancient Greek Δωρικός (Dōrikos, "related to Dorians"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin Dōricus, from Greek Dōrikos, from Dōris, Doris. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Of these the Doric is the simplest and the Corinthian the most elaborate.”
“To the forms of their columns are due the names of the three orders, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian, of which the Doric was the first to arise, and in early times.”
“Tarquinii, the modern Corneto, where vases in the most archaic style, resembling those of Corinth, or those called Doric, have been found.”
“He was struck by what Plato would have called the Doric strain in the harmonies of outline and colour.”
“Nearly coeval with the Doric was the Ionic order, invented by the”
“Ironsand exists in consolidated layers at the cliff called Doric Rock.”
“But let me remark to you, that in the sentiment and style of our Scottish airs there is a pastoral simplicity, a something that one may call the Doric style and dialect of vocal music, to which a dash of our native tongue and manners is particularly, nay, peculiarly apposite.”
“But let me remark to you, that in the sentiment and style of our Scottish airs, there is a pastoral simplicity, a something that one may call the Doric style and dialect of vocal music, to which a dash of our native tongue and manners is particularly, nay peculiarly, apposite.”
“The simplest form of Greek architecture, consisting of a straight column without any artistic trim at the top, was created by the Dorians and is known as the Doric order.”
“He visualized all the common transportation systems uniquely, getting rid of the ornate gingerbread such as Doric or Corinthian columns and the smooth, rigid shapes added for strength like flying buttresses.”
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