What does posthumous mean?

Definitions for posthumous
ˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-post·hu·mous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. posthumousadjective

    occurring or coming into existence after a person's death

    "a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a posthumous daughter"

Wiktionary

  1. posthumousadjective

    Born after the death of one's father.

    Posthumous orphans never even knew their fathers.

    Etymology: From posthumus, a variant spelling of postumus, superlative form of posterus ("coming after"), the "h" added by association with ("ground, earth") referring to burial.

  2. posthumousadjective

    Taking place after one's own death.

    Etymology: From posthumus, a variant spelling of postumus, superlative form of posterus ("coming after"), the "h" added by association with ("ground, earth") referring to burial.

  3. posthumousadjective

    In reference to a work, published after the author's death.

    His memoirs were his posthumous revenge on enemies he dared not take on alive.

    Etymology: From posthumus, a variant spelling of postumus, superlative form of posterus ("coming after"), the "h" added by association with ("ground, earth") referring to burial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posthumousadjective

    born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter

    Etymology: [L. posthumus, postumus, properly, last; hence, late born (applied to children born after the father's death, or after he had made his will), superl. of posterus, posterior. See Posterior.]

  2. Posthumousadjective

    published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition

    Etymology: [L. posthumus, postumus, properly, last; hence, late born (applied to children born after the father's death, or after he had made his will), superl. of posterus, posterior. See Posterior.]

  3. Posthumousadjective

    being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation

    Etymology: [L. posthumus, postumus, properly, last; hence, late born (applied to children born after the father's death, or after he had made his will), superl. of posterus, posterior. See Posterior.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Posthumous

    post′ū-mus, adj. born after the father's death: published after the death of the author.—adv. Post′humously. [L. posthumus, postumus, superl. of posterus, coming after—post, after.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of posthumous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of posthumous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of posthumous in a Sentence

  1. White House:

    In light ofthese facts, and in recognition of his contributions to helping to secure an Allied victory in the Second World War, the president has concluded that Dr.ZayJeffries is worthy of a posthumous pardon.

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    He who has a vehement desire for posthumous fame does not consider that every one of those who remember him will himself also die very soon.

  3. Roger Stone:

    I have never discussed a pardon, the only person that I have advocated a pardon for, as we have discussed previously, is a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey.

  4. Washington Abe Foxman:

    No, I don't think we should so easily grant Hitler a posthumous victory.

  5. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.

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