morgue

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noun \ˈmȯrg\

Definition of morgue

  1. 1 :  a place where the bodies of dead persons are kept temporarily pending identification or release for burial or autopsy

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of morgue

French


First Known Use: 1795


MORGUE Defined for English Language Learners

morgue

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noun \ˈmȯrg\

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

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noun \ˈmȯ(ə)rg\

Medical Definition of morgue

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


Law Dictionary

morgue

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noun \ˈmȯrg\

Legal Definition of morgue

  1. :  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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