thanatopsis
thanatopsis han`a*top"sis (th[a^]n`[.a]*t[o^]p"s[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. qa`natos death + 'o`psis view.] A view of death; a meditation on the subject of death. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thanatopsis — Than a*top sis (th[a^]n [.a]*t[o^]p s[i^]s), prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. qa natos death + o psis view.] The title of a poem by William Cullen Bryant (1794 1878), meditating on the subject of death. One of Bryant s best remembered poems, it was written …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thanatopsis — ☆ thanatopsis [than΄ə täp′sis ] n. [coined by BRYANT William Cullen: see THANATO & OPSIS] a view of or musing upon death …   English World dictionary

  • Thanatopsis — This article is about the poem. For the band, see Thanatopsis (band). Thanatopsis is a poem by American poet William Cullen Bryant.OverviewThe title is from the Greek thanatos ( death ) and the suffix opsis (literally, sight ); it has often been… …   Wikipedia

  • thanatopsis — /than euh top sis/, n. 1. a view or contemplation of death. 2. (cap., italics) a poem (1817) by William Cullen Bryant. [THANAT(O) + OPSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • thanatopsis — noun /θænəˈtɒpsɪs/ contemplation of death …   Wiktionary

  • thanatopsis — The contemplation of death …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • thanatopsis — /θænəˈtɒpsəs/ (say thanuh topsuhs) noun a view or contemplation of death. {Greek thanatos death + opsis sight, view} …   Australian English dictionary

  • thanatopsis — noun an essay expressing a view on the subject of death • Hypernyms: ↑essay * * * /than euh top sis/, n. 1. a view or contemplation of death. 2. (cap., italics) a poem (1817) by William Cullen Bryant. [THANAT(O) + OPSIS] * * * thanatopˈsis noun A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thanatopsis (band) — Thanatopsis is an instrumental jazz fusion band consisting of Buckethead on guitars, Travis Dickerson on keyboards and Ramy Outoun on drums that took its name from the poem by William Cullen Bryant. Future plans of the project are uncertain… …   Wikipedia

  • Thanatopsis (album) — Infobox Album Name = Thanatopsis Type = Album Artist = Thanatopsis Released = 2001 Recorded = Genre = Instrumental, Experimental rock Length = 44:58 Label = TDRS Music Producer = Travis Dickerson Reviews = Last album = This album = Thanatopsis… …   Wikipedia

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