American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An inscription, as on a statue or building.
- n. A motto or quotation, as at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inscription cut or impressed on stone, metal, or other permanent material, as distinguished from a writing in manuscript, etc.; specifically, in archaeology, a terse inscription on a building, tomb, monument, or statue, denoting its use or appropriation, and sometimes incorporated in its scheme of ornamentation.
- n. A superscription or title at the beginning of a book, a treatise, or a part of a book.
- n. In lit., a citation from some author, or a sentence framed for the purpose, placed at the commencement of a work or of one of its separate divisions; a motto.
- To inscribe an epigraph on.
- n. an inscription, especially one on a building etc
- n. a literary quotation placed at the beginning of a book etc
- n. mathematics (of a function) the set of all points lying on or above its graph
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any inscription set upon a building; especially, one which has to do with the building itself, its founding or dedication.
- n. (Literature) A citation from some author, or a sentence framed for the purpose, placed at the beginning of a work or of its separate divisions; a motto.
- n. a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
- n. an engraved inscription
- Greek epigraphē, from epigraphein, to write on; see epigram. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The epigraph is by Javier Marías, who could probably discuss this subject much better, since I consider this a difficult question.”
“My epigraph is similarly striking: When language fails us, when we fail each other there is no exorcism.”
“I did check, wondering if it should be an "e" as in "epigraph". posted by Hal Duncan | 2: 46 PM”
“Note 65: The epigraph is from a local song, "A Woman's Tongue Will Never Take a Rest," collected in Cape Broyle in 1968.”
“The other epigraph is from a handbook of speech which points out that in a heightened state of emotion people speak at a rate of a hundred and sixty words a minute.”
“The novels epigraph is taken from Jane Austens Northanger Abbey, in which a naïve young woman, caught up in fantasies from the Gothic fiction she loves to read, imagines that her host in an English country house is a villain.”
“Textually, the poem carries an epigraph from the seventeenth-century”
“It is epideictic poetry in its panegyric mode that accounts for The Sceptic's epigraph from a funeral oration by seventeenth-century French cleric Bossuet – specifically, his oration for a Princess endangered by a libertine and sceptical culture.”
“It begins with an epigraph from the English essayist William Hazlitt which reads, "I think myself into love, and I dream myself out of it.”
“AnzaldÃºa's quote in the epigraph is a call to not forget about the men.”
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