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pomp

 (pŏmp)
n.
1. Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral.
2. Vain or ostentatious display: "his biting attacks on the pomp and luxury of the privileged classes" (Harvey Cox).

[Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa, pomp, procession, from Greek pompē, procession, from pempein, to send.]

pomp

(pɒmp)
n
1. stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
2. vain display, esp of dignity or importance
3. obsolete a procession or pageant
[C14: from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, from Greek pompē; related to Greek pompein to send]

pomp

(pɒmp)

n.
1. stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
2. ostentatious or vain display, esp. of dignity or importance.
3. pomps, pompous displays, actions, or things.
4. Archaic. a stately procession; pageant.
[1275–1325; < Latin pompa display, parade, procession < Greek pompḗ orig., a sending, akin to pémpein to send]

Pomp

 a procession or pageant; a splendid display.
Examples: pomp of clothing, 1483; of flowers, 1750; of godliness, 1709; of winning graces, 1667; of mourning, 1651; of Pekingese—Hare, 1939; of powers, 1750; of riches, 1535; of terror, 1633; of waters, 1595.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pomp - cheap or pretentious or vain display
display, show - something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
2.pomp - ceremonial elegance and splendor; "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

pomp

noun
1. ceremony, grandeur, splendour, state, show, display, parade, flourish, pageant, magnificence, solemnity, pageantry, ostentation, éclat the pomp and splendour of the English aristocracy
2. show, pomposity, grandiosity, vainglory The band have trawled new depths of pomp and self-indulgence.

pomp

noun
An impressive or ostentatious exhibition:
Translations
أُبَّهَه
pompa
pomp og pragt
viîhöfn
pompapompastikapompastiškai
greznībapompa

pomp

[pɒmp] Npompa f
pomp and circumstancepompa f y solemnidad

pomp

[ˈpɒmp] nfaste f

pomp

nPomp m, → Prunk m, → Gepränge nt; pomp and circumstancePomp und Prunk m

pomp

[pɒmp] npompa, fasto
pomp and circumstance → grande or magnifico apparato

pomp

(pomp) noun
solemn stateliness and magnificence, eg at a ceremonial occasion. The Queen arrived with great pomp and ceremony.
ˈpompous adjective
too grand in manner or speech. The headmaster is inclined to be a bit pompous.
ˈpompously adverb
ˈpompousness noun
pomˈposity (-ˈpo-) noun
References in classic literature ?
Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.
To mark, for the house, the high state I cultivated I decreed that my meals with the boy should be served, as we called it, downstairs; so that I had been awaiting him in the ponderous pomp of the room outside of the window of which I had had from Mrs.
And never having been anywhere in the world but in Africa, Nantucket, and the pagan harbors most frequented by whalemen; and having now led for many years the bold life of the fishery in the ships of owners uncommonly heedful of what manner of men they shipped; daggoo retained all his barbaric virtues, and erect as a giraffe, moved about the decks in all the pomp of six feet five in his socks.
He had left behind him five children and a wife; and in nineteen years he had seen five funerals issue, and none of them humble enough in pomp to denote a servant.
It was an hour after sunup that I heard the boys coming, and recognized the hoof-beats of Pomp and Caesar and Jerry, old mates of mine; and a welcomer sound there couldn't ever be.
When we encountered a country-seat surrounded by an Alpine pomp of manure, we said, "Doubtless a duke lives here.
She went and sat down on her candle box, and the pride and pomp of her victorious attitude made it a throne.
As he drew near, he slackened speed, took the middle of the street, leaned far over to star- board and rounded to ponderously and with laborious pomp and circumstance -- for he was personating the Big Missouri, and considered himself to be drawing nine feet of water.
And upon coming to the north, I expected to meet with a rough, hard-handed, and uncultivated population, living in the most Spartan- like simplicity, knowing nothing of the ease, luxury, pomp, and grandeur of southern slaveholders.
My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings, Lords of the earth
Where the sun had gone down in simple state--pure of the pomp of clouds--spread a solemn purple, burning with the light of red jewel and furnace flame at one point, on one hill-peak, and extending high and wide, soft and still softer, over half heaven.
Nor had they yet among the Sons of EVE Got them new Names, till wandring ore the Earth, Through Gods high sufferance for the tryal of man, By falsities and lyes the greatest part Of Mankind they corrupted to forsake God their Creator, and th' invisible Glory of him, that made them, to transform Oft to the Image of a Brute, adorn'd With gay Religions full of Pomp and Gold, And Devils to adore for Deities: Then were they known to men by various Names, And various Idols through the Heathen World.