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Definition of Canon

Noun: canon  ka-nun

  1. A rule, or especially a body of rules, or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy
    "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"
     
  2. A priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
     
  3. A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
    - canyon
     
  4. A contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
     
  5. A complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
     
  6. A collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

See also:
canolas
canoness

Anagrams containing the word canon

cnaon ncano oncan nonca anonc