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o·bit·u·ar·y

 (ō-bĭch′o͞o-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. o·bit·u·ar·ies
A published notice of a death, sometimes with a brief biography of the deceased.

[Medieval Latin obituārius, (report) of death, from Latin obitus, death, from past participle of obīre, to meet, meet one's death : ob-, toward; see ob- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

o·bit′u·ar′y adj.

obituary

(əˈbɪtjʊərɪ)
n, pl -aries
a published announcement of a death, often accompanied by a short biography of the dead person
[C18: from Medieval Latin obituārius, from Latin obīre to fall, from ob- down + īre to go]
oˈbituarist n

o•bit•u•ar•y

(oʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a notice of the death of a person, often with a biographical sketch, as in a newspaper.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or recording obituaries.
[1700–10; < Medieval Latin obituārius < Latin obitu(s) death (see obit)]
o•bit′u•ar•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obituary - a notice of someone's deathobituary - a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
notice - an announcement containing information about an event; "you didn't give me enough notice"; "an obituary notice"; "a notice of sale

obituary

noun death notice, eulogy, obit (informal) I read your brother's obituary in the Times.
Translations
nekrolog
nekrolog
muistokirjoituskuolinilmoitus
nekrolog
nekrológgyászjelentés
dánartilkynningminning
死亡記事
사망 기사
nekrologas
nekrologs
nekrológ
dödsruna
การประกาศข่าวมรณกรรม
anma yazısıölüm ilânı
cáo phó

obituary

[əˈbɪtjʊərɪ]
A. Nnecrología f, obituario m
B. CPD obituary column Nsección f necrológica
obituary notice Nnecrología f, esquela f de defunción

obituary

[əˈbɪtʃuəri] nnécrologie fobituary column nrubrique f nécrologique

obituary

nNachruf m; obituary noticeTodesanzeige f; I saw his obituary notice todayich habe seinen Namen heute im Sterberegister gelesen; obituary columnSterberegister nt

obituary

[əˈbɪtjʊərɪ] nnecrologio

obituary

(əˈbitjuəri) plural oˈbituaries noun
a notice (eg in a newspaper) of a person's death, often with an account of his life and work.

obituary

نَعْيٌ nekrolog nekrolog Todesanzeige νεκρολογία necrológica, obituario muistokirjoitus nécrologie nekrolog necrologio 死亡記事 사망 기사 overlijdensbericht dødsannonse nekrolog necrologia, necrológio некролог dödsruna การประกาศข่าวมรณกรรม anma yazısı cáo phó 讣告
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In short, the honorable Judge was beginning to be a stale subject before half the country newspapers had found time to put their columns in mourning, and publish his exceedingly eulogistic obituary.
Do you suppose that that poor fellow there, who this moment perhaps caught by the whale-line off the coast of New Guinea, is being carried down to the bottom of the sea by the sounding leviathan --do you suppose that that poor fellow's name will appear in the newspaper obituary you will read to-morrow at your breakfast?
We wrangled over a good many ante-mortem outburts, but I finally got him to cut his obituary down to this, which he copied into his memorandum-book, purposing to get it by heart:
I looked it over, and discovered this memorable entry among the obituary announcements of the day:
In the next sentence the writer of the obituary notice deplored the destitute condition of Mrs.
Des Lupeaulx had heard from his valet of La Billardiere's death, and wishing to please the two ministers, he wanted an obituary article to appear in the evening papers.
Never mind, we're going to have a real obituary about him in Our Magazine," whispered Cecily consolingly.
I've been reading obituary notices," said Miss Cornelia, laying down the Daily Enterprise and taking up her sewing.
I never saw it but I thought of the word OBITUARY then and there.
You and the young lady are worth more than Armstrong's obituary notices.
I've no doubt the papers would give you an obituary notice then.
Well, while I say I feel like I am an obituary writer, I also feel that I have to write this column in a country in which so much killing takes place on a daily basis.