Antonyms for obituary

Grammar : Noun
Spell : oh-bich-oo-er-ee
Phonetic Transcription : oʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i

Definition of obituary

Origin :
  • 1706, "register of deaths," from Medieval Latin obituarius "a record of the death of a person," literally "pertaining to death," from Latin obitus "departure, a going to meet, encounter" (a euphemism for "death"), from stem of obire "go toward, go to meet" (as in mortem obire "meet death"), from ob "to, toward" (see ob-) + ire "to go" (see ion). Meaning "record or announcement of a death, especially in a newspaper, and including a brief biographical sketch" is from 1738. As an adjective from 1828. A similar euphemism is in Old English cognate forðfaran "to die," literally "to go forth;" utsið "death," literally "going out, departure."
  • noun notice of person's death
Example sentences :
  • And the words of his obituary notice at once began to dance before his eyes.
  • Extract from : « The Burning Spear » by John Galsworthy
  • Well, are you set on keepin' that date in the obituary column, or will we have breakfast?
  • Extract from : « Shorty McCabe » by Sewell Ford
  • He sent the obituary of Ascalon, as he believed, ahead of him by wire.
  • Extract from : « Trail's End » by George W. Ogden
  • We suffered a loss when it died, and it deserves this obituary notice.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 » by Various
  • My mother has been dead many years, for her name is in the obituary of the house.
  • Extract from : « In Convent Walls » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • I fell an easy victim to the obituary editor that first evening in the chalet.
  • Extract from : « Eben Holden » by Irving Bacheller
  • Is there any obituary or biographical notice of him in existence?
  • Extract from : « Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853 » by Various
  • The News and Courier had yards of obituary notice and verses.
  • Extract from : « The Ghost Girl » by H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • This obituary was doubtless extracted from a Southern newspaper.
  • Extract from : « Anti-Slavery Opinions before the Year 1800 » by William Frederick Poole
  • His obituary, which I wrote at the time of his death, is added at the close of this chapter.
  • Extract from : « By Canoe and Dog-Train » by Egerton Ryerson Young

Synonyms for obituary

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