Dictionary

1hearse

noun \ˈhərs\

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

Full Definition of HEARSE

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
a archaic :  coffin
b obsolete :  bier 2
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

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

Rhymes with HEARSE

2hearse

verb
hearsedhears·ing

Definition of HEARSE

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

Examples of HEARSE

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

First Known Use of HEARSE

1592
HEARSING Defined for Kids

hearse

noun \ˈhərs\

Definition of HEARSE for Kids

:  a vehicle for carrying a dead person to the grave

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: HearstianPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hearsay ruleAll Words Near: hearse
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears