Of or referring to tribal goths of iron age eastern europe and western asia. I.e. Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Gutans, Gota, Gotas, etc. etc.
A form of architecture, not agriculture, typified by flying butresses to support high vaulted ceilings. A light open Nave surrounded by large stained glass windows to allow light in. The main impression intended to be "God is bigger than you."
A trendy subculture of emotional teens. Typified by wearing black and red, listening to Industrial rock(Which is fine), complaining about everyone else conforming... ahem, and appropriating the wrong fucking term for themselves!!!
That roving band of barbarians must've been gothic.
Notre Dame(Our lady) is a gothic cathedral.
Denny's after midnight is overrun by roving bands of Goths.
First of all because the term gothic has so many defnitions it has to be defined in many ways. The word Gothic was first published in 1611 in a reference to the language of the Goths. This meaning was extended in several ways to mean "Germanic" or "Barabarous" or a term for being medievil. It is also a term for an architectual style in Northern Europe between the 12th and 15th centuries which is dominated by pointed arches and emphasises hieght. Gothic is also used to describe art from the 12th to 15th C. Beginning In 1765, literature and stories that revolve around grotesque, mysterious and desolate themes were called Gothic stories because they were written in styles and about themes that were medievil and not classical.
The term 'goth' is meant for someone who appreciates gothic literature, art, style etc, not someone who wears black and is in deppression.
"They're reading The Castle of Ontranto, they must be gothic"
Gothic, as refers to the musical style and culture, has its roots in the punk scene of the late 70's/early 80's in both the UK and in America. The latter saw the rise of West Coast "death rock" acts such as 45 Grave and Christian Death, fronted by the late Rozz Williams and largely considered to be one of the founding fathers of the Gothic movement, along with UK bands such as the Sisters of Mercy and Bauhaus. The mid-80's saw the Second Wave of Goth, led by acts such as Rosetta Stone in an electronic direction, Fields of the Nephilim and Nosferatu in a more organic, but almost theatrically morbid direction, and bands like the Mission (later the Mission UK) in an organic, but less spooky direction, often penning lyrics about lost love or transcendence of spirit. From the early 90's onward the Gothic music has taken on so many different forms that the sound of the music is as diverse as the people who listen to it.
Theatricality was always a big part of the Gothic movement, giving rise to the dark colors and ornate trim which evolved into Gothic fashion as we know it today. Many people dress in elaborate outfits and use lace, velvet and other classical materials, and employ corsets and old-fashioned items like that.
Boots are often very popular with both sexes.
The clubs are a big part of the Gothic scene, providing an opportunity for like-minded souls to network among people they might never meet in "real" life, as well as providing a venue for local and big-name bands ...
Since this is urban dictionary, I'll give the more modern definition:
Of or relating to a subculture which developed in the late 70's as an offshoot of punk, characterized by unconventional hairstyles and clothing. Originates from a musical style which is still alive to a certain extent, gothic rock artists include Bauhaus, She Wants Revenge (more recent), and Sisters of Mercy. The term gothic comes from a 19th century literary style, which is the basis of horror fiction. As a general term, gothic means dark.
Stereotypes surround the gothic subculture, like any other subculture, including an association with Satanism (coming from a false connection between atheism and Satanism), a belief that goths (or gothics, to distinguish them from the Germanic tribe) dress unconventionally to attract attention from mainstream culture, and an association with depression and evil. Dark themes are what characterize gothic music and literature (also film and television), and these fictional themes are often misapplied to people. However, some of the negative stereotypes surrounding gothic culture are a result of (excuse my bias here) assholes who pretend to be vampires, cut Marilyn Manson into their backs with knives before going to a concert, and other attention-seeking shock artists who give the impression that gothic culture is about celebrating all things gruesome and barbaric. (Not that I have anything against a little violence in entertainment)
This is very cliche on urband...
Of or relating to goth
and the subculture thereof. Older adherents of the subculture (it's been around since the 1970s, people) prefer to call themselves "gothic" rather than "goths". The term is reminiscent of a style of medieval architecture and intended to bring to mind images of gargoyles, stone arches and funerary monuments.
There is no "gothic movement". Get over it.
A real time, German RPG with an engrossing storyline, and an excellent combat system.
Gothic is one of the best RPGs out there. Download or buy it as soon as possible.
Unlike what people might say, goths are not depressed people, in fact they're people tha CAN see beauty even in some places that normal, stupid people can't, for example death.
they look like old school real punks, but with a darkes sense of fashion: black clothes, piercings, chains, grose hairstyles and other things may caractrize them.
Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus was goth: she was always wearing black and she didn't despise death... haha just kiding.
Evanesence are NOT goth
Lacrimosa and Rosseta Stone are examples of gothic music
Lately the word gothic has evolved into a classic stereotype for people dressing in black listening to death metal and black metal. It may mean any number of things.
1. Pertaining to the Goths, a Germanic Tribe.
2. From a Renaissance perspective. It pretty much means "rough" if used in that context. If you were to take classical and make it the complete opposite. There were different periods of gothic art and architecture around that time. You'll find most of it in Europe.
3. A species of noctuid moth.
4. A gothic novel. It was a British literary genre from the late 18th century to the 19th century.
5. In the late 20th century it became what people use now. Meaning "dark" and "gloomy." It developed into a stereotype from the music goth rock. Now the people are characterized as wearing all black, into things that may be considered more abstract and darker than what is normal, and listening to various types of metal and darkwave.
6. Sometimes associated with Satanism, though the two are very often not related.
Put plainly, it has been taken from an art form into something that is used to confine and label people in one group. It's become one of the many labels such as "emo", "gangster", and "scene."
Anne Rice is a famous gothic artist.