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Meaning of pomp by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa ( “pomp” ), from Ancient Greek πομπή ( pompē, “a sending, a solemn procession, pomp” ), from πέμπω ( pempō, “I send” ) .


    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈpɒmp/, X-SAMPA: /"pQmp/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈpɑːmp/, X-SAMPA: /"pA:mp/
    • Rhymes: -ɒmp


    pomp ( uncountable )

    1. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.

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    • pomp in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • pomp in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • pomp at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of pomp by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. ceremonial elegance and splendor

    2. cheap or pretentious or vain display

    Definition of pomp by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Pomp n. [OE. pompe, F. pompe, L. pompa, fr. Gr. a sending, a solemn procession, pomp, fr. to send. Cf. Pump a shoe.]
      1. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant. “All the pomps of a Roman triumph.” Addison.

      2. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.

      Syn. -- Display; parade; pageant; pageantry; splendor; state; magnificence; ostentation; grandeur; pride.

    2. Pomp v. i. To make a pompons display; to conduct. [Obs.] B. Jonson.