bier

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noun \ˈbir\

Definition of bier

  1. 1 archaic :  a framework for carrying

  2. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century



BIER Defined for English Language Learners

bier

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noun \ˈbir\

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

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noun \ˈbir\

Definition of bier for Students

  1. :  a stand on which a corpse or coffin is placed



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