Urn Urn, n. [OE. urne, L. urna; perhaps fr. urere to burn, and sop called as being made of burnt clay (cf. {East}): cf. F. urne.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

A rustic, digging in the ground by Padua, found an urn, or earthen pot, in which there was another urn. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster]

His scattered limbs with my dead body burn, And once more join us in the pious urn. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Any place of burial; the grave. [1913 Webster]

Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn, Tombless, with no remembrance over them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Rom. Antiq.) 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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) A hollow body shaped like an urn, in which the spores of mosses are contained; a spore case; a theca. [1913 Webster]

5. A tea urn. See under {Tea}. [1913 Webster]

{Urn mosses} (Bot.), the order of true mosses; -- so called because the capsules of many kinds are urn-shaped. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Urn — Urn, v. t. To inclose in, or as in, an urn; to inurn. [1913 Webster] When horror universal shall descend, And heaven s dark concave urn all human race. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • urn — [ʉrn] n. [ME < L urna, urn; akin to urceus, jug] 1. a) a vase, esp. one with a foot or pedestal b) such a vase used to hold the ashes of a cremated body 2. a large metal container with a faucet, used for making and serving hot coffee, tea, etc …   English World dictionary

  • urn — [ə:n US ə:rn] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: urna] 1.) a decorated container, especially one that is used for holding the ↑ashes of a dead body 2.) a metal container that holds a large amount of tea or coffee …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • urn — [ ɜrn ] noun count a container for the ASHES of a dead person after the body has been burned a. a large metal container for making tea or coffee b. a large attractive container for flowers or plants …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • urn — late 14c., vase used to preserve the ashes of the dead, from L. urna a jar, vessel, probably from earlier *urc na, akin to urceus pitcher, jug, and from the same source as Gk. hyrke earthen vessel. But another theory connects it to L. urere to… …   Etymology dictionary

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