Dictionary Results for canon

1. canon - noun

· a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy; "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"

Hypernym(s): rule, prescript

2. canon - noun

· a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

Hypernym(s): priest

3. canon - noun

· a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Synonym(s): canyon

Hypernym(s): ravine

4. canon - noun

· a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

Hypernym(s): musical_composition, opus, composition, piece, piece_of_music

5. canon - noun

· a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

Hypernym(s): list, listing

6. canon - noun

· a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

Hypernym(s): scripture, sacred_scripture

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