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

  • intransitive v. To compose an elegy.
  • transitive v. To compose an elegy upon or for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To compose an elegy (for someone)
  • v. To praise (someone) as if in an elegy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lament in an elegy; to celebrate in elegiac verse; to bewail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To write or compose elegies; celebrate or lament after the style of an elegy; bewail.

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

  • v. compose an elegy


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Disciples of sorts, they would imitate and elegize the "breath-force" of an old master's brushwork, his aesthetic doctrine, and his way of seeing nature -- with a devotional zeal bordering on religious passion.

    An Encounter With the Sublime


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.