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apotheosis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apotheosis  \Ap`o*the"o*sis\  (?;  277),  n.  pl  {Apotheoses}.  [L., 
  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  deify;  ?  from  +  ?  to  deify,  ?  a  god.] 
  1.  The  act  of  elevating  a  mortal  to  the  rank  of  and  placing 
  him  among,  ``the  gods;''  deification. 
 
  2.  Glorification;  exaltation.  ``The  apotheosis  of  chivalry.'' 
  --Prescott.  ``The  noisy  apotheosis  of  liberty  and 
  machinery.''  --F.  Harrison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apotheosis 
  n  1:  model  of  excellence  or  perfection  of  a  kind  one  having  no 
  equal  [syn:  {ideal},  {paragon},  {nonpareil},  {saint},  {nonesuch}, 
  {nonsuch}] 
  2:  the  elevation  of  a  person  to  the  status  of  a  god  [syn:  {deification}, 
  {exaltation}] 




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