from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A monument erected to honour the dead whose bodies lie elsewhere; especially members of the armed forces who died in battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who is buried elsewhere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An empty tomb erected in honor of some deceased person; a sepulchral monument erected to one who is buried elsewhere.
- To honor or commemorate with a cenotaph.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
French cénotaphe, from Old French, from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion : kenos, empty + taphos, tomb.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κενός (kenos, "empty") + τάφος (taphos, "tomb"). (Wiktionary)