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urn

noun \ˈərn\

: a container that is often shaped like a vase with a closed top and that is used to hold the ashes of someone who has been cremated

: a closed container with a faucet near the bottom which is used to serve hot drinks

Full Definition of URN

1
:  a vessel that is typically an ornamental vase on a pedestal and that is used for various purposes (as preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation)
2
:  a closed vessel usually with a spigot for serving a hot beverage <a coffee urn>

Origin of URN

Middle English urne, from Latin urna
First Known Use: 14th century
URN Defined for Kids

urn

noun \ˈərn\

Definition of URN for Kids

1
:  a container usually in the form of a vase resting on a stand
2
:  a closed container with a faucet used for serving a hot beverage <a coffee urn>

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