Definition of basilica noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bəˈzɪlɪkə//
; NAmE NAmE//bəˈzɪlɪkə//
Religious places
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a large church or hall with a curved end and two rows of columns inside See related entries: Religious places Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘royal palace’, from Greek basilikē, feminine of basilikos ‘royal’, from basileus ‘king’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: basilica