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hearse


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hearse  \Hearse\,  v.  t. 
  To  inclose  in  a  hearse;  to  entomb.  [Obs.]  ``Would  she  were 
  hearsed  at  my  foot.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hearse  \Hearse\,  n.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  A  hind  in  the  year  of  its  age.  [Eng.]  --Wright. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hearse  \Hearse\,  n.  [See  {Herse}.] 
  1.  A  framework  of  wood  or  metal  placed  over  the  coffin  or 
  tomb  of  a  deceased  person,  and  covered  with  a  pall;  also 
  a  temporary  canopy  bearing  wax  lights  and  set  up  in  a 
  church,  under  which  the  coffin  was  placed  during  the 
  funeral  ceremonies.  [Obs.]  --Oxf.  Gloss. 
 
  2.  A  grave,  coffin,  tomb,  or  sepulchral  monument.  [Archaic] 
  ``Underneath  this  marble  hearse.''  --B.  Johnson. 
 
  Beside  the  hearse  a  fruitful  palm  tree  grows. 
  --Fairfax 
 
  Who  lies  beneath  this  sculptured  hearse. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  3.  A  bier  or  handbarrow  for  conveying  the  dead  to  the  grave. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  Set  down  set  down  your  honorable  load,  It  honor  may 
  be  shrouded  in  a  hearse.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  carriage  specially  adapted  or  used  for  conveying  the 
  dead  to  the  grave. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hearse 
  n  :  a  vehicle  for  carrying  a  coffin  to  a  church  or  a  cemetery 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HEARSE,  n.  Death's  baby-carriage. 
 
 




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