from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue.
- n. A ceremonial procession.
- n. A funeral procession.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ceremonial procession, especially for a wedding or funeral or following a king.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A train of attendants; a group following and attending to some important person.
- n. a procession, especially a funeral procession following the casket carrying a dead person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A train of attendants; a company of followers; a procession.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the group following and attending to some important person
- n. a funeral procession
Thousands of people have turned out in this town, including sobbing family members, policemen, and other loved ones who have come here to show their respects with flower bouquets and, in fact, in front of the cortege is a cousin of the man who died, who is sobbing and caressing his picture.
The cortege was a long one, mostly made up of the dead man's fellow Gephyriots.
The flashes of lightning showed that the cortege was the object of a most determined attack, which sought to make its way to the palanquin of the princess.
Ferragut recalled the cortege of Aphrodite which the doctor had so often described to him on summer evenings, by the light of the far-away gleam of the lighthouse.
Any travelling European with a medicine chest can get the same kind of cortege round his tent.
When Tagore died in 1941, the huge crowd around his funeral cortege plucked hairs from his head.
He said counterintelligence officials found in Mr. Gedenidze's apartment a detailed sketch of the president's office building, a copy of the itinerary of the president's cortege and details on his schedule.
The cortege turned in through the gates, snaked up the winding road, and pulled up to where we were gathered.
Expect traffic delays while mourners lining the streets throw benefit cheques and bottles of White Lightning in the path of the cortege.
And I challenge anyone to find a more moving scene than the finale of Donizetti's 'Lucia,' in which the alienated hero stabs himself in grief and remorse upon seeing his beloved's passing funeral cortege.