A life-size representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a piece of raised ground (noun)
A series of representations of Christ’s Passion in a church (noun)
A strenuous experience (noun)
Examples of word calvary
The word calvary is a Latin word meaning skull, or place of skulls.
DeMint, you guys had your chance at a compromise, now the calvary is here.
The calvary is still not here yet, but I have begun to hear the hooves and were almost a week out.
The triumphal arch and ossuary are very inferior to St. Thégonnec, but the calvary is a magnificent monument, unequalled in Brittany, richly sculptured and ornamented.
Just the same as before -- a little "calvary" at one end of the garden and a rough picture of a Madonna in an arbor, the long, echoing corridors spotless as the deck of a man-of-war, and the smiling faces making a very flower-garden of the community-room.