cortege


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cor·tege

also cor·tège  (kôr-tĕzh′)
n.
1. A train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue.
2.
a. A ceremonial procession.
b. A funeral procession.

[French cortège, from Old Italian corteggio, from corteggiare, to pay honor, from corte, court, from Latin cohors, cohort-, throng; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

cortege

(kɔːˈteɪʒ) or

cortège

n
1. a formal procession, esp a funeral procession
2. a train of attendants; retinue
[C17: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to attend, from corte court]

cor•tege

or cor•tège

(kɔrˈtɛʒ, -ˈteɪʒ)

n.
1. a procession, esp. a ceremonial one: a funeral cortege.
2. a line or train of attendants; retinue.
[1670–80; < French < Italian corteggio courtly retinue, derivative of corteggiare to court, itself derivative of corte court]

Cortège

 a procession; a train of attendants; later, a funeral procession.
Examples: cortège of labourers and harvest waggons, 1828; of mourners; the Imperial cortège, 1864.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cortege - a funeral processioncortege - a funeral procession      
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
2.cortege - the group following and attending to some important personcortege - the group following and attending to some important person
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
bodyguard - a group of men who escort and protect some important person
royal court, court - the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

cortege

noun procession, train, entourage, cavalcade, retinue, suite The funeral cortege wound its way through the city.
Translations
مَوْكِب جَنائِزي
průvod
følgekortegeligtog
díszkíséret

cortège

[kɔːˈteɪʒ] N (= procession) → cortejo m, comitiva f; (= retinue) → séquito m; (= funeral cortège) → cortejo m fúnebre

cortege

cortège [kɔːrˈteɪʒ kɔːrˈtɛɪʒ] ncortège m (généralement funèbre)

cortège

n (= retinue)Gefolge nt; (= procession)Prozession f; (= funeral cortège)Leichenzug m

cortège

[kɔːˈteɪʒ] ncorteo

cortège

(koːˈteʒ) noun
a procession, especially at a funeral.
References in classic literature ?
"Well, believe me or not, as you like, D'Herblay," said the surintendant, with a swelling heart, pointing at the cortege of Louis, visible in the horizon, "he certainly loves me but very little, and I do not care much more for him; but I cannot tell you how it is, that since he is approaching my house - "
In the centre of this pacific and fragrant cortege the black tulip was seen, carried on a litter, which was covered with white velvet and fringed with gold.
The cortege proceeded to Notre Dame, where a Te Deum was chanted.
Already numbers of the citizens whose houses were furnished as if for a siege, having nothing more to do, donned their festive clothes and directed their course towards the city gate, in order to be the first to signal or see the cortege. They knew very well that the king would not arrive before night, perhaps not before the next morning.
The sunlight lingered on the purple crests, and we could see him leading the way to his stockade, a burly bareheaded figure walking far in advance of a straggling cortege, and swinging regularly an ebony staff taller than himself.
They make the fact of marriage no more certain than does the funeral cortege of a jeddak again place the seal of death upon him.
Armenians and a Jew in our cortege, and all alike gazed with
cortege of rays, felt a vague uneasiness in their hearts.
Meanwhile, Sir Huddlestone has hoisted himself unwieldily on the Nob: "Let's try Sowster's Spinney, Tom," says the Baronet, "Farmer Mangle tells me there are two foxes in it." Tom blows his horn and trots off, followed by the pack, by the whips, by the young gents from Winchester, by the farmers of the neighbourhood, by the labourers of the parish on foot, with whom the day is a great holiday, Sir Huddlestone bringing up the rear with Colonel Crawley, and the whole cortege disappears down the avenue.
He led a cortege of dismal thoughts along dark streets, through lighted streets, in and out of two flash bars, as if in a half-hearted attempt to make a night of it, and finally back again to his menaced home, where he sat down fatigued behind the counter, and they crowded urgently round him, like a pack of hungry black hounds.
I accompanied the cortege only to the end of the street.
Lucy came with me, and we went early to our old seat, whilst the cortege of boats went up the river to the Viaduct and came down again.