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Meaning of POMP

Pronunciation:  pâmp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  ceremonial elegance and splendor; "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
 

POMP is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: eclat
 
 See Also: elegance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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.
    
    
 
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