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Definitions of urn

  1. a large pot for making coffee or tea Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a large vase that usually has a pedestal or feet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The theca of mosses. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  4. A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for different purposes, as for holding liquids, for ornamental uses, for preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation, and anciently for holding lots to be drawn. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Fig.: Any place of burial; the grave. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A measure of capacity for liquids, containing about three gallons and a haft, wine measure. It was haft the amphora, and four times the congius. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A hollow body shaped like an urn, in which the spores of mosses are contained; a spore case; a theca. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A tea urn. See under Tea. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To inclose in, or as in, an urn; to inurn. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A vase, usually with a foot or pedestal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A kind of vase used for various purposes: a vessel in which the ashes of the dead were anciently deposited. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A kind of vase. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A vase having a foot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A kind of vase, of a roundish form, bulging in the middle; a vessel for containing hot water, particularly at the table; a vessel in which the ashes of the dead were formerly kept. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To inclose in an urn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A vessel of a roundish form bulging out or swelling in the middle; a vessel for keeping water hot at table; a vessel in which the ashes of the dead were kept in anc. times; in bot., the theca or spore-case of mosses. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. [Latin] The theca of Mosses (bot.). na
  18. urn, n. a rounded or angular vase having a foot, a water vessel, an electoral vase, a tea-urn, &c.: a vessel in which the ashes of the dead were anciently deposited, hence the grave.--v.t. to enclose in an urn.--adj. URN'AL.--n. URN'FUL, as much as an urn will hold.--adj. URN'-SHAPED, having the shape of an urn. [L. urna, an urn--ur[)e]re, to burn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Vase with foot& usu. with rounded body, esp. as anciently used for storing the ashes of the dead or as vessel or measure; (fig.) anything in which dead body or its remains are preserved, e.g. grave; vase-shaped vessel with tap in which tea, coffee, &c., is kept hot e.g. by means of spirit-lamp; u.-flower, kinds of bulbous plant with u.-shaped flower. Hence urnful n. (Vb) enclose in u. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. [Latin] A vessel of various forms, usually largest in the middle, and furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for holding liquids, for ornamental uses, i for holding lots to be drawn, and for preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation. Cabinet Dictionary

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