morgue

noun
\ ˈmȯrg How to pronounce morgue (audio) \

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

old news stories found in a newspaper morgue
Recent Examples on the Web Following the initial Israeli strikes, a few hundred people gathered outside the morgue at Gaza City’s main Shifa hospital. Tia Goldenberg, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Aug. 2022 A few hundred people gathered outside the morgue at Gaza City’s main Shifa hospital. The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Aug. 2022 A few hundred people gathered outside the morgue at Gaza City’s main Shifa hospital. Fares Akram, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2022 Following the initial Israeli strikes, a few hundred people gathered outside the morgue at Gaza City’s main Shifa hospital. Fares Akram, Joseph Krauss, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2022 Bodies of civilians are loaded onto a trailer for storage until they can be identified and claimed by family outside the morgue in Bucha on Friday. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, 23 Apr. 2022 Iryna, 33, went into a hospital's intensive care unit while Liza went to a morgue. Hanna Arhirova, ajc, 15 July 2022 Unable to find his son at local hospitals, Mr. Rangile sped to the morgue. New York Times, 6 July 2022 Chayka drove the 20 minutes back to Ozera to deliver the news, then returned to the morgue. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of morgue

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for morgue

French

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19 Aug 2022

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“Morgue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morgue. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for morgue

morgue

noun
\ ˈmȯ(ə)rg How to pronounce morgue (audio) \

Medical Definition of morgue

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

morgue

noun
\ ˈmȯrg How to pronounce morgue (audio) \

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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