American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral.
- n. Vain or ostentatious display. See Synonyms at display.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A procession distinguished by splendor or magnificence; a pageant; an ostentatious show or display.
- n. Display; ostentation; parade; splendor; magnificence.
- n. = Syn 2. State, ostentation, grandeur, pride, display, show, flourish. See pompous.
- To exhibit pomp or magnificence; make a pompous display: with indefinite it.
- n. Short for pompadour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
- n. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
- v. obsolete To make a pompons display; to conduct.
- n. cheap or pretentious or vain display
- n. ceremonial elegance and splendor
- From Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa ("pomp"), from Ancient Greek πομπή (pompē, "a sending, a solemn procession, pomp"), from πέμπω (pempō, "I send"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa, pomp, procession, from Greek pompē, procession, from pempein, to send. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mr. and Mr.. Van Sueindell's establishment; and as for Mr. Bellingham, he had never cared much for what he called the pomp and circumstance of pleasure, for he carried pleasure with him in his brilliant conversation and his ready tact.”
“I do not think it is the role of councillors to indulge in pomp and circumstance: we have been elected to do, not to show.”
“The NFL can't fully believe in its product, not when its Super Bowl ads are set to Stones music — constant reminders that the pomp is bigger than the play.”
“He sees His Majesty, the King, going to open Parliament with all the ceremonies of a thousand years; he sees the Lord Mayor of the capital of the world moving in pomp and splendour to the Guildhall.”
“Note, Our Lord Jesus will come to his people, at the great day, as a Bridegroom; will come in pomp and rich attire, attended with his friends: now that the Bridegroom is taken away from us, we fast (ch.ix. 15), but then will be an everlasting feast.”
“Note, Scorners that laugh at what they see and hear that is above their capacity, are not proper witnesses of the wonderful works of Christ, the glory of which lies not in pomp, but in power.”
“I am apt to think that those who were to appear in pomp perplexed themselves more with care about their clothes than Paul, who was to appear as a prisoner, did with care about his cause; for he knew whom he had believed, and who stood by him.”
“Perhaps there are as many instances of notorious sinners ending their days in pomp as ending them in misery, which observation is sufficient to invalidate their arguments against”
“Those that are fat upon the earth, that live in pomp and power, shall eat and worship; even those that fare deliciously, when they have eaten and are full, shall bless the Lord their God for their plenty and prosperity.”
“When he makes a figure his fashion passes away, and his great pomp is but great fancy, Acts xxv.”
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