morgue

noun \ ˈmȯrg \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of morgue

1 :a place where the bodies of dead persons are kept temporarily pending identification or release for burial or autopsy
2 :a collection of reference works and files of reference material in a newspaper or news periodical office

Examples of morgue in a Sentence

  1. old news stories found in a newspaper morgue

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Origin and Etymology of morgue

French


MORGUE Defined for English Language Learners

morgue

noun

Definition of morgue for English Language Learners

  • : a place where the bodies of dead people are kept until they are buried or cremated

  • : a place in the editorial offices of a newspaper, magazine, etc., where old articles and other documents are kept


Medical Dictionary

morgue

noun \ ˈmȯ(ə)rg \

medical Definition of morgue

:a place where the bodies of dead persons are kept temporarily pending identification or release for burial or autopsy

Law Dictionary

morgue

noun \ ˈmȯrg \

legal Definition of morgue

:a place where the bodies of persons found dead are kept until identified and claimed by relatives or released for burial or autopsy

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