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bier

 (bîr)
n.
1. A stand on which a corpse or a coffin containing a corpse is placed before burial.
2. A coffin along with its stand: followed the bier to the cemetery.

[Alteration (influenced by French bière, coffin) of Middle English ber, from Old English bēr; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

bier

(bɪə)
n
a platform or stand on which a corpse or a coffin containing a corpse rests before burial
[Old English bǣr; related to beran to bear1, Old High German bāra bier, Sanskrit bhārá a burden]

bier

(bɪər)

n.
1. a frame or stand on which a corpse or the coffin containing it is laid before burial.
2. such a stand together with the corpse or coffin.
[before 900; Middle English bere, Old English bēr, bǣr(e)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bier - a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the graveyard"
casket, coffin - box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
2.bier - a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burialbier - a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
catafalque - a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral
rack, stand - a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
Translations

bier

[bɪəʳ] Nandas fpl (para el féretro)

bier

[ˈbɪər] nbière f (cercueil)

bier

nBahre f

bier

[bɪəʳ] n (for coffin) → catafalco; (for corpse) → feretro, bara
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