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cen·o·taph

 (sĕn′ə-tăf′)
n.
A monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere.

[French cénotaphe, from Old French, from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion : kenos, empty + taphos, tomb.]

cen′o·taph′ic adj.

cenotaph

(ˈsɛnəˌtɑːf)
n
(Architecture) a monument honouring a dead person or persons buried elsewhere
[C17: from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos empty + taphos tomb]
ˌcenoˈtaphic adj

Cenotaph

(ˈsɛnəˌtɑːf)
n
(Named Buildings) the Cenotaph the monument in Whitehall, London, honouring the dead of both World Wars: designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens: erected in 1920

cen•o•taph

(ˈsɛn əˌtæf, -ˌtɑf)

n.
a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere.
[1595–1605; < Latin cenotaphium < Greek kenotáphion=kenó(s) empty + -taphion, derivative of táphos tomb]
cen`o•taph′ic (-ˈtæf ɪk) adj.

cenotaph


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A monument to those buried elsewhere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cenotaph - a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
Translations
نُصُب تِذْكاري
kenotafpomník
gravmælekenotafmindesmærke
kenotafimuistohauta
díszsíremlék
minnismerki
kenotafassimbolinis antkapinis paminklas
piemineklis
kenotaf
kenotaf
abideanıt mezar

cenotaph

[ˈsenətɑːf] Ncenotafio m

cenotaph

[ˈsɛnətɑːf] ncénotaphe m

cenotaph

nMahnmal nt, → Ehrenmal nt, → Kenotaph m

cenotaph

[ˈsɛnəˌtɑːf] ncenotafio

cenotaph

(ˈsenətaːf) noun
a monument to a person or people buried elsewhere, especially a monument built in memory of soldiers etc killed in war.
References in classic literature ?
It was composed principally of large empty calabashes, with a few polished cocoanut shells, and looked not unlike a cenotaph of skulls.
Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks and snowy breakers.
Great guide-boards of stone, But travelers none; Cenotaphs of the towns Named on their crowns.
WELL done to the many hundreds - of all faiths - who attended the Remembrance Day parade at Middlesbrough cenotaph on Sunday.
At Whitehall's Cenotaph memorial the monarch laid the first wreath to commemorate members of the Armed Forces who died fighting in all conflicts since the First World War.
I commend the South Dumfries Historical Society for taking the initiative and leading the restoration project of this cenotaph.
The cenotaph is crowned with a dome, from which a small stream of water runs to the floor.
This is a huge event in the unionist calendar in particular and I wanted to show respect for unionist people and the Protestant people of Belfast by being at the cenotaph on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Because of construction taking place at Gore Park as part of the Gore Pedestrianization Initiative, the Remembrance Day ceremonies will not be held at the Gore Park Cenotaph.
SICK vandals desecrated a Midland cenotaph - as the nation remembered the fallen heroes of the First World War.
Events took place at the cenotaph at Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Kirkby cenotaph, the Lord Street war memorial in Southport, Ormskirk parish church and Haydock Remembrance Garden in St Helens.