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Webster 1913 Edition


Pomp

Pomp

,
Noun.
[OE.
pompe
, F.
pompe
, L.
pompa
, fr. Gr. [GREEK] a sending, a solemn procession, pomp, fr. [GREEK] to send. Cf.
Pump
a shoe.]
1.
A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
“All the pomps of a Roman triumph.”
Addison.
2.
Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
Syn. – Display; parade; pageant; pageantry; splendor; state; magnificence; ostentation; grandeur; pride.

Pomp

,
Verb.
I.
To make a pompons display; to conduct.
[Obs.]
B. Jonson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pomp

POMP

,
Noun.
[L. pompa; bombus; Eng. bomb, bombast.]
1.
A procession distinguished by ostentation of grandeur and splendor; as the pomp of a Roman triumph.
2.
Show of magnificence; parade; splendor.
Hearts formed for love, but doom'd in vain to glow
In prison'd pomp, and weep in splendid woe.

Definition 2022


Pomp

Pomp

See also: pomp

German

Noun

Pomp m (genitive Pomps, no plural)

  1. pomp

Declension

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pomp

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English

Noun

pomp (countable and uncountable, plural pomps)

  1. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
    • 1698. "A person of quality" [Pierre Nicole]. Moral Essayes, Contain'd in Several Treatises on Many Important Duties. Vol I, p95.
      "'Tis a gross visible errour, which Tertullian teaches in his Book of Idolatry cap. 18. That all the marks of Dignity and Power, and all the ornaments annexed to Office, are forbid Christians, and that Jesus Christ hath plac'd all these things amongst the pomps of the Devil, since he himself appeared in a condition so far from all pomp and splendour."
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 12, The Cyclops
      The deafening claps of thunder and the dazzling flashes of lightning which lit up the ghastly scene testified that the artillery of heaven had lent its supernatural pomp to the already gruesome spectacle.
  2. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
    • Addison
      all the pomps of a Roman triumph

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Translations

Verb

pomp (third-person singular simple present pomps, present participle pomping, simple past and past participle pomped)

  1. (obsolete) To make a pompous display; to conduct.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)


Danish

Etymology

From German Pomp.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔmp/, [pʰʌmˀb̥]

Noun

pomp c (singular definite pompen, not used in plural form)

  1. pomp (show of magnificence)

Synonyms

  • pragt

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔmp
  • IPA(key): /pɔmp/

Noun

pomp f (plural pompen, diminutive pompje n)

  1. pump (device for moving liquid or gas)

Icelandic

Etymology

Probably a loan word from the Danish pomp, from the French pompe, from the Latin pompa (display, parade, procession), from Ancient Greek πομπή (pompḗ, a sending).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔm̥p

Noun

pomp n (genitive singular pomps)

  1. ceremony, pomp

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Synonyms

  • (ceremony, pomp): viðhöfn, skraut

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