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
lifted the bier from its stand and placed it in the hearse for its final journey
Recent Examples of bier from the Web
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Origin and Etymology of bier
Middle English bere, from Old English bǣr; akin to Old English beran to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: before 12th century
BIER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of bier for Students
: a stand on which a corpse or coffin is placed
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