Morgue
Morgue Morgue, n. [F.] 1. A place where the bodies of dead persons are kept, until they are identified, or claimed by their friends; a deadhouse. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Newspapers) A room containing reference files of older material in a newspaper office; also, the material contained in such a room. [PJC]


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  • morgue — 1. (mor gh ) s. f. 1°   Contenance sérieuse et fière. •   Morgue de magistrat rébarbatif, sévère, Qui ne dément jamais son grave caractère, DUFRÉNY Mar. fait et rompu, I, 2. 2°   Orgueil et suffisance. •   T ai je tracé la vieille à morgue… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • morgué — morgué, ée 1. (mor ghé, ghée) part. passé de morguer1. 1°   À qui on fait la morgue. Morgué par un fat. 2°   Qui fait la morgue. •   Monseigneur paraissait rêveur et morgué, SAINT SIMON 271, 156. •   Je vis mettre le roi à table, il me sembla… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Morgue — ist ein älterer Begriff für ein Leichenschauhaus (auch englisch the morgue und französisch la morgue); ein Gedicht von Rainer Maria Rilke in Neue Gedichte (1907); Morgue und andere Gedichte ist der Titel der ersten Lyriksammlung von Gottfried… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • morgue — (n.) mortuary, 1821, from Fr. Morgue, originally a specific building in Paris where bodies were exposed for identification: There is, in the most populous part of the French metropolis, an establishment entitled La Morgue, destined for the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • morgue — [mo:g US mo:rg] n [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: Morgue, name of a morgue in Paris] 1.) a building or room, usually in a hospital, where dead bodies are kept until they are buried or ↑cremated = ↑mortuary 2.) a place that has become very… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Morgue — [mɔrk], die; , n [ mɔrgn̩; frz. morgue, urspr. = Raum im Gefängnis, in dem die Identität der Häftlinge überprüft wird, viell. zu älter: morguer = mit Hochmut behandeln]: Leichenschauhaus (in Paris) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • morgue — / mȯrg/ n: a place where the bodies of persons found dead are kept until identified and claimed by relatives or released for burial or autopsy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Morgue — [mɔrg] die; , n [ mɔrgn̩] <aus gleichbed. fr. morgue> Leichenschauhaus [in Paris] …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • morgue — [ mɔrg ] noun count a building or room where dead bodies are kept temporarily like a morgue OFTEN HUMOROUS without much noise or activity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • morgue — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: medicina Depósito de cadáveres: Los cuerpos de las víctimas fueron trasladados por orden judicial a la morgue …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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