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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Urn  \Urn\,  v.  t. 
  To  inclose  in  or  as  in  an  urn;  to  inurn. 
  When  horror  universal  shall  descend,  And  heaven's  dark 
  concave  urn  all  human  race.  --Young. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  A  rustic,  digging  in  the  ground  by  Padua,  found  an 
  urn,  or  earthen  pot,  in  which  there  was  another  urn. 
  --Bp.  Wilkins. 
  His  scattered  limbs  with  my  dead  body  burn,  And  once 
  more  join  us  in  the  pious  urn.  --Dryden. 
  2.  Fig.:  Any  place  of  burial;  the  grave. 
  Or  lay  these  bones  in  an  unworthy  urn,  Tombless, 
  with  no  remembrance  over  them  --Shak. 
  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. 
  4.  (Bot.)  A  hollow  body  shaped  like  an  urn,  in  which  the 
  spores  of  mosses  are  contained;  a  spore  case;  a  theca. 
  5.  A  tea  urn.  See  under  {Tea}. 
  {Urn  mosses}  (Bot.),  the  order  of  true  mosses;  --  so  called 
  because  the  capsules  of  many  kinds  are  urn-shaped. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  large  vase  that  usually  has  a  pedestal  or  feet 
  2:  a  large  vessel  for  making  coffee  or  tea 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Uniform  Resource  Name}  (previously  Uniform/Universal  Resource 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Uniform  Resource  Name  (WWW,  RFC  1737) 

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