Definitions for: Apotheosis

[n] the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
[n] model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

Webster (1913) Definition: Ap`o*the"o*sis (?; 277), n. pl. Apotheoses. [L.,
fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to deify; ? from + ? to deify, ? a god.]
1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing
him among, ``the gods;'' deification.

2. Glorification; exaltation. ``The apotheosis of chivalry.''
--Prescott. ``The noisy apotheosis of liberty and
machinery.'' --F. Harrison.

Synonyms: deification, exaltation, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, paragon, saint

See Also: crackerjack, humdinger, jimdandy, jimhickey, model, role model, worship

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