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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pyre  \Pyre\,  n.  [L.  pure,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  fire.  See  {Fire}.] 
  A  funeral  pile;  a  combustible  heap  on  which  the  dead  are 
  burned;  hence  any  pile  to  be  burnt. 
  For  nine  long  nights,  through  all  the  dusky  air,  The 
  pyres  thick  flaming  shot  a  dismal  glare.  --Pope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  wood  heaped  for  burning  a  dead  body  as  a  funeral  rite  [syn: 
  {funeral  pyre}] 

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