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POMPEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pompey mean? 

POMPEY (noun)
  The noun POMPEY has 2 senses:

1. Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
2. a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base

  Familiarity information: POMPEY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POMPEY (noun)


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Meaning:

Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus; Pompey; Pompey the Great

Instance hypernyms:

full general; general (a general officer of the highest rank)

national leader; solon; statesman (a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs)


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Meaning:

A port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Pompey; Portsmouth

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Pompey" is a part of...):

England (a division of the United Kingdom)


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