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Calvary vs. Cavalry

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Main Difference

The main difference between Calvary and Cavalry is that the Calvary is a geographic location and Cavalry is a soldiers or warriors fighting from horseback.

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Wikipedia
  • Calvary (noun)

    A life-size representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a piece of raised ground.

  • Calvary (noun)

    A series of representations of Christ’s Passion in a church.

  • Calvary (noun)

    A strenuous experience.

  • Cavalry (noun)

    The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.

  • Cavalry (noun)

    An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.

  • Cavalry (noun)

    The branch of the military transported by fast light vehicles, also known as mechanized cavalry.

Wiktionary
  • Calvary (noun)

    the hill outside Jerusalem on which Christ was crucified.

  • Calvary (noun)

    a sculpture or picture representing the scene of the Crucifixion.

  • Cavalry (noun)

    (in the past) soldiers who fought on horseback

    "the cavalry charged up the hill"

    "the army numbered around 100,000 cavalry"

  • Cavalry (noun)

    modern soldiers who fight in armoured vehicles

    "a cavalry regiment"

  • Cavalry (noun)

    used to refer to a source of help or rescue in an emergency, especially as a last resort

    "she said she wouldn't be sending in the cavalry to sort out the country's problems"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Calvary (noun)

    The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem.

  • Calvary (noun)

    A representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion.

  • Calvary (noun)

    A cross, set upon three steps; - more properly called cross calvary.

  • Cavalry (noun)

    That part of military force which serves on horseback.

Webster Dictionary
  • Calvary (noun)

    a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

  • Calvary (noun)

    any experience that causes intense suffering

  • Cavalry (noun)

    troops trained to fight on horseback;

    "500 horse led the attack"

  • Cavalry (noun)

    a highly mobile army unit

Princeton's WordNet

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