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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 ?
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.
It was composed principally of large empty calabashes, with a few polished cocoanut shells, and looked not unlike a cenotaph of skulls.
Cllr Higgins, chair of Eston Residents' Association and a member of Lazenby Environement Group, said: "Our cenotaphs are an important part of our heritage and a permanent reminder to us all of how so many gave so much for all our tomorrows.
Wreaths were laid across the county at Cenotaphs including Southport, Birkenhead, Kirkby Formby, Waterloo and Ormskirk.
Services will be held at the cenotaphs in Paris, St.
Cenotaphs such as this one serve as lasting reminders of the achievements and contributions of those men and women who served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice, said MP McColeman.
Cenotaphs serve only memory; perhaps the jar in the display case is just such a vessel for memory.
Even after two years, the Maharani Ki Chhatri (queens' cenotaphs) in the ancient old walled city, the place where the queens of Jaipur were cremated and where Rajmata was laid looks barren without a cenotaph of the queen of glamour and romance who was described by Vogue magazine as one of the most beautiful women of the world in the early 50s.
Past and current servicemen and women joined politicians, cadets, Scouts, Guides and others at services in churches and at Cenotaphs from Anglesey to Wrexham.
Cenotaphs throughout the valleys were crowded with people eager to pay their respects with a two minute silence.