Definition of Epitome

1. Noun. A standard or typical example. "He provided America with an image of the good father"

Exact synonyms: Image, Paradigm, Prototype
Generic synonyms: Example, Model
Specialized synonyms: Concentrate, Imago
Derivative terms: Epitomise, Epitomize, Paradigmatic, Prototypal, Prototypic, Prototypical



2. Noun. A brief abstract (as of an article or book).
Generic synonyms: Abstract, Outline, Precis, Synopsis
Derivative terms: Epitomise, Epitomize

Definition of Epitome

1. n. A work in which the contents of a former work are reduced within a smaller space by curtailment and condensation; a brief summary; an abridgement.

Definition of Epitome

1. Noun. (context: of a class of items) The embodiment or encapsulation of. ¹

2. Noun. (context: of a class of items) A representative example. ¹

3. Noun. (context: of a class of items) The height; the best. ¹

4. Noun. (context: of a written document) A brief summary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epitome

1. a typical or ideal example [n -S] : EPITOMIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epitome

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Literary usage of Epitome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"An epitome is a compressed view of all the substantial parts of л thing, or, in other words, the whole of an v matter brought into я small compass. ..."

2. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"An epitome is a compressed view of all the substantial parts of a thing, or, ... There is perhaps not a better epitome than that of the Universal History by ..."

3. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine: Being an Encyclopedic Collection of by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1900)
"Atlas and epitome of Special Pathological Histology. By DR. ... Atlas and epitome of the Nervous System and its Diseases. By PROF. DR. ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"A few usage writers mention that epitome can be used of something bad as well as ... He was the epitome of the ruthless business titan — SN Behrman, ..."

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