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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.
The cenotaphs would have carved scriptures of all religion-- Hindu, Muslim and Christian as Rajmata was known as a secular person loved by one and all.
KNOWSLEY'S mayor and deputy mayor will lead the borough's Remembrance Day services at the Cenotaphs in Prescot and Kirkby.
14) It would be a nice gesture by other clubs throughout Teesside to also provide a similar facility to their respective Cenotaphs, in particular to their retired members.
We have had quite a number of people asking why repairs and improvements cannot be carried out to war memorials and if names can be added to cenotaphs of service people who have died in more recent conflicts or whose names have been missed off in the past," he said.
I ask the people of Redcar and East Cleveland take time out to look at your cenotaphs and complain to the council if you think they are in need of repair and let us show that we do care.
More than 8,000 of the owers can now be seen in memorial gardens, park cenotaphs and other ower beds around the borough.
However, I believe more people should attend our cenotaphs.
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.