a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas
characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the Gothic Bible translation"
characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German