Definition of epitome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪtəmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪtəmi//
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[singular] the epitome of something (formal) a perfect example of something synonym embodiment He is the epitome of a modern young man. clothes that are the epitome of good taste They regarded him as the epitome of evil. Word Originearly 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek epitomē, from epitemnein ‘abridge’, from epi ‘in addition’ + temnein ‘to cut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: epitome