Synonyms of canon


1. canon, rule, prescript

usage: a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy; "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"

2. canon, priest

usage: a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

3. canyon, canon, ravine

usage: a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

4. canon, musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music

usage: a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

5. canon, list, listing

usage: a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

6. canon, scripture, sacred scripture

usage: a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

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Definition and meaning of canon (Dictionary)