Definition of Calvary in US English:

Calvary

proper noun

  • 1The hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified.

    1. 1.1as noun a calvary A sculpture or picture representing the scene of the Crucifixion.

Origin

From late Latin calvaria ‘skull’, translation of Greek golgotha ‘place of a skull’ (Matt. 27:33) (see Golgotha).

Pronunciation

Calvary

/ˈkalv(ə)rē//ˈkælv(ə)ri/