epitome epitome  /ɪ ˈpɪ tə mi/


  1. (n) a standard or typical example
  2. (n) a brief abstract (as of an article or book)


Derived Word(s)


  1. The tailender played out the last session of the game to force a draw; he was the epitome of patience and application.
  2. The Royal wedding was the epitome of pomp and tradition.
  3. Roger Federer is the epitome of calmness in adverse situations and that is why he turns around impossible situations to his advantage.


  1. Why Is Terrell Owens Still Unemployed?

    An elder Terrell Owens silenced his nagging critics. After a messy divorce in Philadelphia with the Eagles, the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboy, who hadn't made the Pro Bowl in two years, caught 81 passes for 1,355 yards with 15 touchdowns and was a First-Team All-Pro.  The year was 2007. From that point forward, the new-age epitome of a media-craving diva wide receiver—someone who coincidentally had ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Carolina Panthers: How Ted Ginn Jr. Can Become Cam Newton's Best Friend

    While Ted Ginn Jr. has been the epitome of a draft bust, one can hope that his career will be resurrected with Cam Newton throwing him passes.  On paper, it's definitely a long shot. Ginn serves as a symbol of the Miami Dolphins' drafting ineptitude, as the team selected him with the ninth pick in the 2007 NFL draft. After playing for the franchise for just three seasons, the Dolphins decided to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Pressure-cooker kindergarten

    Christine Gerzon is the epitome of a kindergarten teacher: warm and wise, quick to get down on her knees to wipe a tear or bandage a boo-boo. She can rhapsodize for hours about a single leaf and philosophize convincingly about the pedagogical uses of papier-mache. "I teach because it's my calling,” she says. "It's my life purpose.”        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. In his prepared opening statement, Sen. Richard Lugar, the panel's ranking Republican, praised Clinton, calling her "the epitome of a big leaguer" who is fully prepared for the job and whose presence at the State Department could open new...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Richard Lugar Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Buddy is the epitome of a self-promoter, and he uses the radio and television for self-promotion," said Lincoln Almond, a former Rhode Island governor and US attorney. "He will always say what he thinks is going to help him at anyone's...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Lincoln Almond Source: Las Vegas Sun

  3. "Barbra Streisand is the epitome of emotion in music," Ne-Yo said. "You feel every word, that's something that artists in my day and age don't really pay attention to."
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Ne Yo Source: San Jose Mercury News

Word of the Day
tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /