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Meaning of pomp by Wiktionary Dictionary

pomp


    Etymology

    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” ) .

    Pronunciation

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

    Noun

    pomp ( uncountable )

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

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    External links

    • 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

pomp


    Noun
    1. ceremonial elegance and splendor

    2. cheap or pretentious or vain display



    Definition of pomp by GCIDE Dictionary

    pomp


    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.