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  1. Gnaeus Pompeius Magnusthe Great, 106–48 b.c., Roman general and statesman: a member of the first triumvirate.
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Historical Examples

  • Pompey was vanquished, and Cæsar gained all the advantage in this war.

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  • Pompey cut his stick at Pharsalia, and so did Antony at Actium.

  • In the vicinity of Pompey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, bombs were dropped.

  • Mithridates by flying had drawn Pompey after him into those deserts.

  • She began each morning with instructions to Phillis and Pompey.

British Dictionary definitions for pompey


  1. an informal name for Portsmouth
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  1. called Pompey the Great; Latin name Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. 106–48 bc, Roman general and statesman; a member with Caesar and Crassus of the first triumvirate (60). He later quarrelled with Caesar, who defeated him at Pharsalus (48). He fled to Egypt and was murdered
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