stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
ostentatious or vain display, especially of dignity or importance.
pomps, pompous displays, actions, or things: The official was accompanied by all the pomps of his high position.
Archaic. a stately or splendid procession; pageant.

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin pompa display, parade, procession < Greek pompḗ orig., a sending, akin to pémpein to send

pompless, adjective

1. See show.
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pomp (pɒmp)
1.  stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
2.  vain display, esp of dignity or importance
3.  obsolete a procession or pageant
[C14: from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, from Greek pompē; related to Greek pompein to send]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. pompe (13c.), from L. pompa "procession, pomp," from Gk. pompe "solemn procession, display," lit. "a sending," from pempein "to send." In Church L., used in depreciatory sense for "worldly display, vain show."
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POMP (pē'ō-ěm-pē')
A drug used in cancer chemotherapy and composed of purinethol (6-mercaptopurine), Oncovin (vincristine sulfate), methotrexate, and prednisone.

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Purinethol, Oncovin, methotrexate, and prednisone
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Example sentences
The event, however, was as rich in politics as it was in pomp.
He never danced or joked much, and he dressed frumpily and simply in an era of frilly pomp.
Come for the costumes of royal pomp and the damp regal atmosphere.
Once again, the awards show blended unbearable pomp with a bid for relevance.
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