pomp

[ pomp ]
/ pɒmp /

noun

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

Origin of pomp

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

Related forms

pomp·less, adjective

Synonym study

1. See show.
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British Dictionary definitions for pomp

pomp

/ (pɒmp) /

noun

stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
vain display, esp of dignity or importance
obsolete a procession or pageant

Word Origin for pomp

C14: from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, from Greek pompē; related to Greek pompein to send
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Medicine definitions for pomp

POMP

[ pē′ō-ĕm-pē ]

n.

A drug used in cancer chemotherapy and composed of purinethol (6-mercaptopurine), Oncovin (vincristine sulfate), methotrexate, and prednisone.

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