from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or originated by, some person named Gregory, especially one of the popes of that name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to one of several persons-popes and others-named Gregory; especially, pertaining to Pope Gregory I., the Great (a. d. 590–604), or to Pope Gregory XIII. (1572–85).
  • n. One of a club or brotherhood somewhat similar to the Freemasons, which existed in England in the early part of the eighteenth century. See Gormogon.
  • n. A kind of wig worn in the seventeenth century: so named, it is said, from the inventor, one Gregory, a barber in the Strand, London.
  • n. In music, a melody written in one of the church modes; a piece of plainsong.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Pope Gregory I or to the plainsong chants of the Roman Catholic Church
  • adj. of or relating to Pope Gregory XIII or the calendar he introduced in 1582


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