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hearse

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noun \ˈhərs\

Simple Definition of hearse

  • : a large car that is used for carrying a coffin to a grave

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hearse

  1. 1 a :  an elaborate framework erected over a coffin or tomb to which memorial verses or epitaphs are attached b :  a triangular candelabra for 15 candles used especially at Tenebrae

  2. 2 a archaic :  coffin b obsolete :  bier 2

  3. 3 :  a vehicle for conveying the dead to the grave

Origin of hearse

Middle English herse, from Anglo-French herce harrow, frame for holding candles, from Latin hirpic-, hirpex harrow


First Known Use: 14th century

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hearse

verb

Definition of hearse

hearsedhearsing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a archaic :  to place on or in a hearse b :  to convey in a hearse

  3. 2 :  bury



Examples of hearse in a sentence

  1. <the cemetery hearses an average of eight bodies a week>



1592

First Known Use of hearse

1592


HEARSE Defined for Kids

hearse

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noun \ˈhərs\

Definition of hearse for Students

  1. :  a vehicle for carrying a dead person to the grave





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