bier

noun \ ˈbir \

Definition of bier

1 archaic : a framework for carrying
2 : a stand on which a corpse or coffin is placed; also : a coffin together with its stand

Examples of bier in a Sentence

  1. lifted the bier from its stand and placed it in the hearse for its final journey

Origin and Etymology of bier

Middle English bere, from Old English bǣr; akin to Old English beran to carry — more at bear

bier Synonyms


BIER Defined for English Language Learners

bier

Definition of bier for English Language Learners

  • : a table or platform on which a coffin or dead body is placed at a funeral


BIER Defined for Kids

bier

noun \ ˈbir \

Definition of bier for Students

: a stand on which a corpse or coffin is placed


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