noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Middle English euloge, from Medieval Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogia praise, from eu- + -logia -logy Date: 15th century 1. a commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased <
she delivered the eulogy at his funeral
2. high praise Synonyms: see encomiumeulogistic adjectiveeulogistically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Eulogy — Eu lo*gy, n.; pl. {Eulogies}. [Gr. ?, from ? well speaking; e y^ well + ? to speak. Cf. {Eulogium}, and see {Legend}.] A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eulogy — index laudation, mention (tribute) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • eulogy — mid 15c., from L. eulogium, from Gk. eulogia praise; good or fine language, from eu well (see EU (Cf. eu )) + logia speaking (see LOGY (Cf. logy)). Eu legein meant speak well of …   Etymology dictionary

  • eulogy — encomium, panegyric, tribute, citation Analogous words: Compliment, flattery, adulation: lauding or laudation, extolling or extollation, praising or praise (see corresponding verbs at PRAISE) Antonyms: calumny: tirade Contrasted words: *abuse,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eulogy — [n] praise, acclamation acclaim, accolade, adulation, applause, citation, commendation, compliment, encomium, exaltation, glorification, laudation, paean, panegyric, plaudit, salutation, tribute; concepts 69,278 Ant. calumny, condemnation,… …   New thesaurus

  • eulogy — ► NOUN (pl. eulogies) ▪ a speech or piece of writing that praises someone highly. ORIGIN Greek eulogia praise …   English terms dictionary

  • eulogy — [yo͞o′lə jē] n. pl. eulogies [ME euloge < ML eulogia < Gr, praise, lit., fine language (in LXX & N.T., blessing) < eulegein, to speak well of, bless: see EU & LOGY] 1. speech or writing in praise of a person, event, or thing; esp., a… …   English World dictionary

  • Eulogy — A eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing. The word is derived from the Greek word εὐλογία (eulogia), meaning praise (εὐ meaning good or well and λογος meaning word, phrase, speech, etc).The term eulogy may refer to a funeral …   Wikipedia

  • Eulogy — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Eulogy – letzte Worte Originaltitel Eulogy Produ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eulogy — n. 1) to deliver a eulogy for 2) a touching eulogy * * * [ juːlədʒɪ] a touching eulogy to deliver a eulogy for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • eulogy — [[t]ju͟ːləʤi[/t]] eulogies 1) N COUNT A eulogy is a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something very much. [FORMAL] Syn: tribute 2) N COUNT A eulogy is a speech, usually at a funeral, in which a person who has just died is… …   English dictionary

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