Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue.
  • noun A ceremonial procession.
  • noun A funeral procession.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A train of attendants; a company of followers; a procession.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A train of attendants; a group following and attending to some important person.
  • noun a procession, especially a funeral procession following the casket carrying a dead person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A ceremonial procession, especially for a wedding or funeral or following a king.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the group following and attending to some important person
  • noun a funeral procession

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French cortège, from Old Italian corteggio, from corteggiare, to pay honor, from corte, court, from Latin cohors, cohort-, throng; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

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From French cortège.

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