coffin

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cof·fin

noun \ˈk-fən\

: a box in which a dead person is buried

Full Definition of COFFIN

:  a box or chest for burying a corpse — compare casket

Examples of COFFIN

  1. <coffins are said to be the preferred sleeping places of vampires>

Origin of COFFIN

Middle English, basket, receptacle, from Anglo-French, from Latin cophinus
First Known Use: 1525

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Rhymes with COFFIN

2coffin

transitive verb

Definition of COFFIN

:  to enclose in or as if in a coffin

First Known Use of COFFIN

1564

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