1. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant. "All the pomps of a Roman triumph."

2. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.

Synonyms: Display, parade, pageant, pageantry, splendor, state, magnificence, ostentation, grandeur, pride.

Origin: OE. Pompe, F. Pompe, L. Pompa, fr. Gr. A sending, a solemn procession, pomp, fr. To send. Cf. Pump a shoe.

(01 Mar 1998)

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