dignitary

  • 1 dignitary — [dig′nə ter΄ē] n. pl. dignitaries [< L dignitas, dignity + ARY] a person holding a high, dignified position or office adj. of or like a dignitary …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 dignitary — dig ni*ta*ry, n.; pl. {dignitaries}. [Cf. F. dignitaire, fr. L. dignitas.] One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or clergyman.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 dignitary — index functionary, incumbent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 dignitary — 1670s; see DIGNITY (Cf. dignity) + ARY (Cf. ary). Related: Dignitaries (pl.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 dignitary — [n] high ranking person big gun*, big kahuna*, bigshot*, bigwig*, celebrity, luminary, official, person of influence, star, top cat*, VIP*; concepts 388,668 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 dignitary — ► NOUN (pl. dignitaries) ▪ a person holding high rank or office …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Dignitary — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Dignitary (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on dignitary instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/dignitary …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 dignitary — UK [ˈdɪɡnɪt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈdɪɡnɪˌterɪ] noun [countable] Word forms dignitary : singular dignitary plural dignitaries someone who has an important official position visiting dignitaries …

    English dictionary

  • 9 dignitary — noun (plural taries) Date: 1603 one who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor • dignitary adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 dignitary — dignitarial /dig ni tair ee euhl/, adj. /dig ni ter ee/, n., pl. dignitaries. a person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government or church. [1665 75; DIGNIT(Y) + ARY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 dignitary — noun an important or influential person, or one of high rank or position …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 dignitary — Synonyms and related words: Establishment, VIP, baron, big cheese, big gun, big man, big name, big noise, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, brass, brass hat, celebrity, chief, dignity, elder, eminence, fat cat, father, figure, great man, high muck a… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 dignitary — n. visiting dignitaries * * * [ dɪgnɪt(ə)rɪ] visiting dignitaryies …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 dignitary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. official, officer. See importance. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. *VIP, official, *bigwig, *bigshot, personage, *name, somebody, celebrity, *high muck a muck, star, lion. ANT.: nobody, *lightweight …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 dignitary — dig|ni|ta|ry [ˈdıgnıtəri US teri] n plural dignitaries someone who has an important official position = ↑VIP ▪ Flowers were presented to visiting dignitaries …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 dignitary — dig|ni|tar|y [ dıgnı,teri ] noun count someone who has an important official position: visiting dignitaries …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 dignitary — [[t]dɪ̱gnɪtri, AM teri[/t]] dignitaries N COUNT: usu pl Dignitaries are people who are considered to be important because they have a high rank in government or in the Church …

    English dictionary

  • 18 dignitary — dig·ni·tar·y || dɪgnɪtÉ™rɪ n. one who holds a position of honor, notable, personage …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 dignitary — [ dɪgnɪt(ə)ri] noun (plural dignitaries) a person holding high rank or office …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 dignitary — noun (C) someone who has an important official position: Flowers were presented to visiting dignitaries …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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