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pomp

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noun
  1. stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
  2. ostentatious or vain display, especially of dignity or importance.
  3. pomps, pompous displays, actions, or things: The official was accompanied by all the pomps of his high position.
  4. Archaic. a stately or splendid procession; pageant.
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Origin of pomp

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin pompa display, parade, procession < Greek pompḗ orig., a sending, akin to pémpein to send
Related formspomp·less, adjective

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1. See show.
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British Dictionary definitions for pomp

pomp

noun
  1. stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
  2. vain display, esp of dignity or importance
  3. obsolete a procession or pageant
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, from Greek pompē; related to Greek pompein to send
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Word Origin and History for pomp

n.

c.1300, from Old French pompe "pomp, magnificence" (13c.) and directly from Latin pompa "procession, pomp," from Greek pompe "solemn procession, display," literally "a sending," from pempein "to send." In Church Latin, used in deprecatory sense for "worldly display, vain show."

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pomp in Medicine

POMP

(pē′ō-ĕm-pē)
n.
  1. A drug used in cancer chemotherapy and composed of purinethol (6-mercaptopurine), Oncovin (vincristine sulfate), methotrexate, and prednisone.
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