from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
- n. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oration or eulogy in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium; a laudatory discourse; laudation. See Synonym of eulogy.
- adj. Containing praise or eulogy; encomiastic; laudatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Addressed to a festal assembly; epidictic; hence, containing praise or eulogy; of the nature of panegyric; encomiastic.
- n. A eulogy, written or spoken, in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium.
- n. Praise bestowed on some person, action, or character; laudation: as, a tone of exaggerated panegyric.
- n. Synonyms Encomium, etc. see eulogy.
- To praise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a formal expression of praise
- adj. formally expressing praise
Latin panēgyricus, from Greek panēgurikos (logos), (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric, from panēguris, public assembly : pan-, pan- + aguris, assembly, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek πανηγυρικός (panêgyrikós) (Wiktionary)