from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring or continuing after one's death: a posthumous award.
- adj. Published after the writer's death: a posthumous book.
- adj. Born after the death of the father: a posthumous child.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Born after the death of one's father.
- adj. After the death of someone
- adj. Taking place after one's own death
- adj. In reference to a work, published after the author's death.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother.
- adj. Published after the death of the author
- adj. Being or continuing after one's death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Born after the death of the father: as, a posthumous son.
- Appearing or existing after the death or cessation of that to which its origin is due; especially, of books, published after the death of the author: as, posthumous works.
- n. A posthumous child.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. occurring or coming into existence after a person's death
Middle English posthumus, from Late Latin, alteration (perhaps influenced by Latin humus, earth or humāre, to bury) of postumus, superlative of posterus, coming after; see posterior.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin posthumus, a variant spelling of postumus, superlative form of posterus ("coming after"), the "h" added by association with humus ("ground, earth") referring to burial. (Wiktionary)