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Definitions of epitome

  1. a brief abstract (as of an article or book) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a standard or typical example; "he is the protoof good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. A summary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A compact or condensed representation of anything. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A brief statement of the contents of a literary work; a synopsis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. An abridgment or short summary of anything, as of a book. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Abridgment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A brief summary or abstract of any book or writing; summary representation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A brief summary or abridgment of any book or writing; an abstract or compendium. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. e-pit'o-me, n. an abridgment or short summary of anything, as of a book.--adj. EPITOM'ICAL, like an epitome.--v.t. EPIT'OMISE, to make an epitome of: to shorten: to condense.--ns. EPIT'OMISER, EPIT'OMIST, one who abridges.--IN EPITOME, on a small scale. [Gr.,--epi, temnein, to cut.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Summary, abstract, of book; condensed account; (fig.) thing that represents another in miniature, as man, the world\'s e. Hence epitomist (1) n., epitomize (3) v.t. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Greek] A brief summary; abridgment; compendium; abstract; synopsis. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. Abridgment, abbreviature. Complete Dictionary

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