Definitions of epitome

  1. a standard or typical example; "he is the protoof good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. A compact or condensed representation of anything. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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.
  5. An abridgment or short summary of anything, as of a book. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Abridgment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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Usage examples for epitome

  1. Then how loose and general Hogarth's composition would seem compared to this marvellous epitome this essence of things! – Modern Painting by George Moore
  2. The debate which ensued was in its scope and progress an epitome of the course of life. – Ulysses by James Joyce