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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently;
[syn: eulogy, eulogium]

2. a formal expression of praise;
[syn: encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, pean]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eulogy \Eu"lo*gy\, n.; pl. Eulogies. [Gr. ?, from ? well speaking; e'y^ well + ? to speak. Cf. Eulogium, and see Legend.] A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth. [1913 Webster] Eulogies turn into elegies. --Spenser. Syn: Encomium; praise; panegyric; applause. Usage: Eulogy, Eulogium, Encomium, Panegyric. The idea of praise is common to all these words. The word encomium is used of both persons and things which are the result of human action, and denotes warm praise. Eulogium and eulogy apply only to persons and are more studied and of greater length. A panegyric was originally a set speech in a full assembly of the people, and hence denotes a more formal eulogy, couched in terms of warm and continuous praise, especially as to personal character. We may bestow encomiums on any work of art, on production of genius, without reference to the performer; we bestow eulogies, or pronounce a eulogium, upon some individual distinguished for his merit public services; we pronounce a panegyric before an assembly gathered for the occasion. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

eulogy n 1: a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently [syn: eulogy, eulogium] 2: a formal expression of praise [syn: encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, pean]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "eulogy": acclaim, acclamation, accolade, address, adulation, after-dinner speech, allocution, apotheosis, applause, bepraisement, burial service, chalk talk, citation, commendation, compliment, congratulation, coronach, dead march, death knell, death song, deathwatch, debate, declamation, deification, diatribe, dirge, elegy, eloge, encomium, epicedium, eulogium, exaltation, excessive praise, exequies, exhortation, extreme unction, filibuster, flattery, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral march, funeral oration, funeral rites, funeral song, glorification, glory, graveside oration, harangue, hero worship, homage, hommage, honor, honorable mention, hortatory address, idolatry, idolizing, inaugural, inaugural address, invective, jeremiad, keen, knell, kudos, last duty, last honors, last offices, last rites, laud, laudation, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, mention, monody, muffled drums, obsequies, oration, overpraise, paean, panegyric, passing bell, pep talk, peroration, philippic, pitch, plaudits, praise, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech, reading, recital, recitation, requiem, requiem mass, sales talk, salutation, salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, set speech, speech, speechification, speeching, talk, talkathon, threnode, threnody, tirade, tribute, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, viaticum, wake
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

EULOGY, n. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.