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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.
Safety concerns have been raised because the gigantic swing ride appears to be stacked on top of wooden pallets and wooden blocks - which are on the steps of the cenotaph.
CARS and vans parking at the cenotaph in the middle of a Valleys town have been condemned and described as "disrespectful".
Police are investigating after Anne-Jane Downie witnessed the vile behaviour at the cenotaph in Burntisland, Fife.
It starts at the Cenotaph on the promenade, along Marine Drive, around the Orme, down to West Shore, along Gloddaeth Ave, back to the Cenotaph a little over six miles.
On Remembrance Sunday the TV showed the service at the Cenotaph in London.
Huge crowds gathered at Exchange Flags, in Liverpool's business district and at the Cenotaph on Lime Street at St George's Plateau.
LAZENBY cenotaph has been restored in time for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday after concerns were raised by members of the public.
RATINGS RISERS IT SEEMED unlikely at the start of last week that the Flat handicapper would get his biggest headache from an apprentice maiden at Dundalk, but as soon as Cenotaph passed the post in front on Sunday the question of how the handicapper would treat this victory would have been in many minds.
FOOTAGE for the new Top Gear series which was filmed near the Cenotaph in London "will not appear" in the final film, the BBC has said.