noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Ecclesiastical.
- vero beach,
- veronese, paolo,
- verrazano, giovanni da,
- verrazano-narrows bridge,
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Examples from the Web for veronica
At the peak of her career as a high-end escort, Veronica Monet got a call.
Marlene is described in the book series, by Veronica Roth, as a girl with "strong features" and a "nice smile."Model Suki Waterhouse Lands Major Movie Role; Giambattista Valli Launches Second Ready-to-Wear Line|The Fashion Beast Team|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tabloid battle between the sweet blonde and the brunette vixen played out like an issue of Betty and Veronica on crack.Real-Life Couples on Screen: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Brangelina, and More|Amy Zimmerman|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Author Veronica Roth was only 22 years old when she began writing the novels and…OMG, guuuys, you can totes tell.
Hearts are broken, bad guys are busted, and Veronica leaves Southern California, seemingly forever.
The people who took care of Veronica sent her across the ocean to her aunt and uncle.The Camp Fire Girls' Larks and Pranks|Hildegard G. Frey
Veronica turned great shining eyes on Nyoda, and her swiftly rising emotions almost choked her.The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit|Hildegard G. Frey
If Veronica was going to marry some one else, he did not want to hear about it.Veronica And Other Friends|Johanna (Heusser) Spyri
Eventually the whole company appeared, with Veronica in the centre.They and I|Jerome K. Jerome
Laurie intends to ask Veronica Browning to take part in the revue.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester
Word Origin for veronica
noun RC Church
Word Origin for veronica
fem. proper name, a variant of Greek Berenike (see Berenice). The popular "Saint Veronica" (not in the Roman Martyrology) traditionally was a pious woman who wiped the face of Christ when he fell carrying the cross to Calvary. The image of his face remained on the cloth, and the "veil of Veronica" has been preserved in Rome from the 8c. Her popularity rose with the propagation of the Stations of the Cross. Some also identified her with the woman with the issue of blood, cured by Christ, as in the East this woman was identified from an early date by the name Berenike.
In sum, it seems likely that the story of Veronica is a delightful legend without any solid historical basis; that Veronica is a purely fictitious, not a historical character, and that the story was invented to explain the relic. It aroused great interest in the later Middle Ages in the general devotional context of increased concern with the humanity of Christ, especially the Holy Face, and the physical elements of his Passion. [David Hugh Farmer, "The Oxford Dictionary of Saints," 1978]
Hence vernicle (mid-14c.) "picture of the face of Christ," from Old French veronicle, variant of veronique.