Definition of cathedral city in English:

cathedral city


  • A city in which there is a cathedral.

    • ‘Pretty and providing magnificent views of the spires that poke up from the nearby cathedral city, Salisbury has a civilised, vicarage tea party feel, but that belies its true nature.’
    • ‘There are a number of people who have well paid jobs based in Leeds, but who would much rather live in or near York because it is a lovely cathedral city with great schools and wonderful countryside.’
    • ‘London was to become the central phenomenon in Charles Dickens's work, but the port and garrison town of Chatham and its neighbouring cathedral city of Rochester were to foster his imagination in another sense.’
    • ‘A Spanish army based in the Spanish Netherlands invaded France and got as far as Corbie near the cathedral city of Amiens.’
    • ‘It's one of the most significant urban studies for some time, the result of a major inter-disciplinary analysis of two outwardly similar, but in fact very different cathedral cities.’
    • ‘With the onset of the Great War the cathedral city of Rheims lay directly in harm's way.’
    • ‘For 600 years, the cathedral city of Rochester in Kent has prided itself on its status.’
    • ‘It's a cathedral city, and has been an important Somerset trading centre since Roman times.’
    • ‘Born near the cathedral city of Cologne, he decided to study architecture but gave it up after two years to train in dance.’
    • ‘And if the way he stated his views caused uneasiness with the Church authorities at Paris, a cathedral city, his romance with Heloise, the niece of the canon Fulbert caused downright scandal.’
    • ‘He said he was particularly disappointed that it did not allow more money for street cleaning and said: ‘If tourists come to our cathedral city and see it's a dirty place, it will do little to encourage others to come here.’’
    • ‘Leading architects fear the multi-million plans to revamp the historic heart of Winchester could spoil the cathedral city.’
    • ‘He is currently taking his series of talks, entitled Just 10, on a nationwide tour of cathedral cities, and York Minster is to be his next venue.’
    • ‘One practice was in a deprived area of a large provincial city the second was a training practice in a cathedral city, and the third was a training practice in a market town with patients from urban and rural areas.’
    • ‘The York Civic Party, civic and church representatives, together with officials from other cathedral cities will attend.’
    • ‘In recent years the John Hewitt Summer School has taken place in the cathedral city of Armagh.’
    • ‘The country's first ‘pay-as-you-go’ road scheme was yesterday launched in the heart of a historic cathedral city.’
    • ‘She and her partner came to Salisbury from the neighbouring cathedral city of Chichester, and they intend to run the Butt of Ale as a traditional English pub, making it the centre of community life.’
    • ‘Others felt that, while spray-painted walls may well enhance the New York urban landscape, they were wrong for a small English cathedral city.’
    • ‘Trondheim, a medieval cathedral city on the west coast, also has an agricultural hinterland.’