• Grand Canon
    Grand Canon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v canonize declare (a dead person) to be a saint "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
    • v canonize treat as a sacred person "He canonizes women"
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Minor Canon Row: Rochester Minor Canon Row: Rochester

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As specified by the Christian church, the canonical hours are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, and compline.
    • Canonize (Eccl) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized .
    • Canonize To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor. "Fame in time to come canonize us."
    • Canonize To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • canonize To enroll officially in the canon or catalogue of the saints; declare to be a saint; regard as a saint. See canonization.
    • canonize To admit into the canon, as of Scripture.
    • canonize To embody in canons.
    • canonize Also spelled canonise.
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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    “To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. canoniser, or LL. canonizare, fr. L. canon,.. See Canon


In literature:

When played on the ordinary bagatelle table, the holes filled after making a canon score to the player.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
This is seen chiefly in the vicinity of the Grand Canon of the Colorado.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
None of our canons pass the spot without offering a prayer in behalf of their souls.
"The Headsman" by James Fenimore Cooper
Pedro knew that the big Bear was coming; for the fifty sheep in the little canon were not more than an appetizer for such a creature.
"Monarch, The Big Bear of Tallac" by Ernest Thompson Seton
One mile farther on we made our camp about a mile below the middle canon.
"The Discovery of Yellowstone Park" by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
It seemed that the Colony lived in tents in a canon of the foothills.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
K., who had in 1869 been made a Canon of Chester, became Canon of Westminster in 1873.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
The reredos, the stalls of the canons, as well as the walls, were rich with colour.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)" by Hubert C. Corlette
There is a lonely ranch house in a picturesque canon, and many acres of grazing-land.
"Vanguards of the Plains" by Margaret McCarter
In the decretals of Gregory IX there is a reference to the clerk's office, and his duties obtain the sanction of canon law.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield

In poetry:

In kenning of the shore,
(Thanks to God first given)
O you, the happiest men,
Be frolic then!
Let canons roar,
Frighting the wide heaven!
"To The Virginian Voyage" by Michael Drayton
FIRST CANON. See, the waters of the lake
Move although no breeze doth blow:
Without doubt to-day some pilgrim
Roweth to this island shore.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
An auburn Weed uprose as one surprised.
"If for a Martyr's Death I so am prized,
May not my hallowed Ashes be preserved
That Saint Cigar I may be canonized?"
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
The mountain, with the snow bank crowned;
The gorge, abysmal and profound;
Impress with aspect grand:
With unfeigned reverence I see
In canon and declivity
The All-Wise Hand.
"There Is An Air Of Majesty." by Alfred Castner King
The spirit of freedom is born of the mountains,
In gorge and in canon it hovers and dwells;
Pervading the torrents and crystalline fountains,
Which dash through the valleys and forest clad dells.
"The Spirit Of Freedom Is Born Of The Mountains." by Alfred Castner King
It sometimes strikes me, now she's gone, she'd no drawbacks at all-.
Her features just a shade severe, her age canonical,
In fashions of her mother's day she trod her way serene,
And wasteful ways of worldly dames disgusted Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — For years, a group of women gathered in fluorescent-lit Anchorage church basements to sing hymns in Yup'ik, say the rosary and pray for the Catholic church to canonize its first Native American saint.
"It was a dream come true to have Saint Kateri canonized ," said Madrigal, who was on his first visit to the Vatican.
Kateri will be canonized on Sunday along with six other people, the first Native American from what is now the US to receive the honor.
Catholics flood shrine on canonization day (photos).
Jake Finkbonner, 12, the "miracle boy" whose recovery from a dread illness was deemed miraculous and led to the canonization of the first Native American, stands with his family: father Donny.
On Sunday morning, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Kateri, making her the first Native American saint.
The canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha as a saint in the Roman Catholic church on Oct 21 holds a special place in the hearts of Native Americans.
How the Catholic canonization process works.
Don't Canonize William Safire, He Could Never Live Down His Nixon Roots.
Tamron has introduced its SP AF10-24mm Di II high-performance ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon small-sensor DSLR cameras.
Adapter for Pentax K / KA Lens to Canon EOS.
Does anyone know where I can purchase an adapter to mount Pentax K / KA lenses to a Canon Digital EOS.
It's a privilege: Canon City Police Officers advise students how to avoid tickets.
Camera operator readies Canon C500 camera for the 4K soccer coverage aired recently by SKY Perfect JSAT.
Man stabbed in Canon City alley .

In science:

By Faltings’s theorem on homomorphisms of abelian varieties over number fields, and because we suppose that all endomorphisms of A are defined over k , we ∼= HomlA (VℓB , VℓA) By Lemma 2.13 we have have a canonical isomorphism Homk (B , A) ⊗ Qℓ a canonical isomorphism H 1 (LM , VℓA) ∼= HomLA (LM A , VℓA).
Detecting linear dependence on a simple abelian variety
We say that f is canonical iff the coloring it induces is canonical.
Minimal functions on the random graph
Since e preserves N , it is easy to see that if e is canonical on a 2-constant graph which is sufficiently large, then e must be injective; for example, if e is canonical on a graph which contains the three-element graph with two edges, then e cannot collapse any edges of that graph.
Minimal functions on the random graph
For an oriented Morin map f : M → N , the canonical kernel bundle K1 over the set of regular points A0 (f ) carries a canonical orientation since K1 ≈ T M (cid:9) f ∗T N .
Invariants of singular sets of smooth maps
The normal bundle ν1 over fold points of index a is isomorphic to the canonical kernel bundle, which in its turn has a canonical orientation (see Remark 8.1).
Invariants of singular sets of smooth maps