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APOTHEOSIS (apotheoses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apotheosis mean? 

APOTHEOSIS (noun)
  The noun APOTHEOSIS has 2 senses:

1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
2. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

  Familiarity information: APOTHEOSIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APOTHEOSIS (noun)


Sense 1apotheosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

nonsuch; nonpareil; nonesuch; apotheosis; ideal; paragon; saint

Hypernyms ("apotheosis" is a kind of...):

model; role model (someone worthy of imitation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "apotheosis"):

crackerjack; jimdandy; jimhickey (someone excellent of their kind)

class act (someone who shows impressive and stylish excellence)

humdinger (someone of remarkable excellence)


Sense 2apotheosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

apotheosis; deification; exaltation

Hypernyms ("apotheosis" is a kind of...):

worship (the activity of worshipping)


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