from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An obituary.
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- n. an obituary
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Death; decease; the date of one's death.
- n. A funeral solemnity or office; obsequies.
- n. A service for the soul of a deceased person on the anniversary of the day of his death.
- n. Same as obituary; -- by shortenting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Death; decease; the fact or time of death.
- n. A religious service for a person deceased, preceding the interment; the office for the dead.
- n. The anniversary of a person's death, or a service or observance on the anniversary of his death (also called an annal, annual, or year's mind); more particularly, a memorial service on the anniversary of the death of the founder or benefactor of a church, college, or other institution. In old writers also spelled obite, obyte.
- n. The sinking of a star or planet below the horizon; setting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
Kollock, Peter (November 1, 1959 – January 10, 2009) Daily Bruin obit; UCLA Today obit; Connected Action tribute (blog)
The obit is part of a series of segments with prominent individuals called "Last Word."
ACTUAL RECORDS no medals, no pilot, no SEAL yet his obit is what will stand through time
It's only fitting to link to the Washington Post obituary, co-credited to Woodward himself, although the New York Times obit is actually more enlightening.
Their political obit is practically writing itself.
Editor’s Note: A well written obit is the equivalent of a fine essay or short story.
Maybe when Reynolds goes, his obit will be the only Instapundit post to allow comments...
April 14th, 2005 at 1:07 pm one thing that took me a bit offguard from the obit were the mentioning of her friendship with brittish author Michael Moorcock.
Unfortunately, the 1,236-word obit never once uses the "t" word that would best sum up Habash's life -- "terrorist."
Also to note, he ends his performance with a fittingly succinct, much appreciated two-word obit: "Lux Interior."