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epitaph

EP'ITAPH, n. [Gr. a sepulcher.]

1. An inscription on a monument, in honor or memory of the dead.

The epitaphs of the present day are crammed with fulsome compliments never merited.

Can you look forward to the honor of a decorated coffin, a splendid funeral, a towering monument--it may be a lying epitaph.

2. An eulogy, in prose or verse, composed without any intent to be engraven on a monument, as that on Alexander:

"Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis."



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EP'ITAPH, n. [Gr. a sepulcher.]

1. An inscription on a monument, in honor or memory of the dead.

The epitaphs of the present day are crammed with fulsome compliments never merited.

Can you look forward to the honor of a decorated coffin, a splendid funeral, a towering monument--it may be a lying epitaph.

2. An eulogy, in prose or verse, composed without any intent to be engraven on a monument, as that on Alexander:

"Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis."

EP'I-TAPH, n. [Gr. επι and ταφος, a sepulcher.]

  1. An inscription on a monument, in honor or memory of the dead. The epitaphs of the present day are crammcd with fulsome compliments never merited. Encyc. Can you look forward to the honor of a decorated coffin, a splendid funeral, a towering monument – it may be a lying epitaph. W. B. Sprague.
  2. An ettlon-, in prose or verse, composed without any intent to be engraven on a monument, as that on Alexander; “Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis.” Encyc.

Ep"i*taph
  1. An inscription on, or at, a tomb, or a grave, in memory or commendation of the one buried there; a sepulchral inscription.

    Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb. Shak.

  2. To commemorate by an epitaph.

    [R.]

    Let me be epitaphed the inventor of English hexameters. G. Harvey.

  3. To write or speak after the manner of an epitaph.

    [R.]

    The common in their speeches epitaph upon him . . . "He lived as a wolf and died as a dog." Bp. Hall.

  4. A brief writing formed as if to be inscribed on a monument, as that concerning Alexander: "Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis."
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Epitaph

EP'ITAPH, noun [Gr. a sepulcher.]

1. An inscription on a monument, in honor or memory of the dead.

The epitaphs of the present day are crammed with fulsome compliments never merited.

Can you look forward to the honor of a decorated coffin, a splendid funeral, a towering monument--it may be a lying epitaph

2. An eulogy, in prose or verse, composed without any intent to be engraven on a monument, as that on Alexander:

'Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis.'

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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mount

MOUNT, n. [L. mons, literally a heap or an elevation.]

1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land. Mount is used for an eminence or elevation of earth, indefinite in highth or size, and may be a hillock, hill or mountain. We apply it to Mount Blanc, in Switzerland, to Mount Tom and Mount Holyoke, in Massachusetts, and it is applied in Scripture to the small hillocks on which sacrifice was offered as well as to Mount Sinai. Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount or heap of stones raised for a witness between him and Laban. Gen.31.

2. A mound; a bulwark for offense or defense.

Hew ye down trees and cast a mount against Jerusalem. Jer.6.

3. Formerly, a bank or fund of money.

MOUNT, v.i.

1. To rise on high; to ascend; with or without up.

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command? Job 39.

The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.

2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to be built to a great altitude.

Though Babylon should mount up to heaven. Jer.51.

3. To get on horseback.

4. To leap upon any animal.

5. To amount; to rise in value.

Bring then these blessings to a strict account,

Make fair deductions, see to what they mount.

MOUNT, v.t. To raise aloft; to lift on high.

What power is it which mounts my love so high?

1. To ascend; to climb; to get upon an elevated place; as, to mount a throne.

2. To place one's self on horseback; as, to mount a horse.

3. To furnish with horses; as, to mount a troop. The dragoons were well mounted.

4. To put on or cover with something; to embellish with ornaments; as, to mount a sword.

5. To carry; to be furnished with; as, a ship of the line mounts seventy four guns; a fort mounts a hundred cannon.

6. To raise and place on a carriage; as, to mount a cannon.

To mount guard, to take the station and do the duty of a sentinel.

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