coffin


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cof·fin

 (kô′fĭn, kŏf′ĭn)
n.
1. An oblong box in which a corpse is buried.
2. The horny part of a horse's hoof.
tr.v. cof·fined, cof·fin·ing, cof·fins
To place in or as if in a coffin.

[Middle English cofin, basket, from Old French, from Latin cophinus, from Greek kophinos.]

coffin

(ˈkɒfɪn)
n
1. a box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
2. (Zoology) the part of a horse's foot that contains the coffin bone
vb
3. (tr) to place in or as in a coffin
4. (General Engineering) engineering another name for flask6
[C14: from Old French cofin, from Latin cophinus basket; see coffer]

cof•fin

(ˈkɔ fɪn, ˈkɒf ɪn)

n.
1. the box in which the body of a dead person is buried; casket.
2. the part of a horse's foot containing the coffin bone.
v.t.
3. to put in or as if in a coffin.
[1300–50; Middle English cofin < Old North French < Latin cophinus < Greek kóphinos basket]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coffin - box in which a corpse is buried or crematedcoffin - box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
bier - a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the graveyard"
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
sarcophagus - a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
Verb1.coffin - place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
Translations
تابوتتَابُوتتابوت، نَعْش
rakev
kiste
ĉerko
ruumisarkku
lijes
koporsó
kerandapeti jenazahpeti matipeti mayat
kista
ひつぎ
karstas
zārks
krsta
kovčeg
kista
หีบศพ
quan tài

coffin

[ˈkɒfɪn] Nataúd m

coffin

[ˈkɒfɪn] ncercueil m
to be a nail in the coffin of sth → être un coup funeste pour qch

coffin

nSarg m

coffin

[ˈkɒfɪn] nbara

coffin

(ˈkofin) noun
(American ˈcasket) a box for a dead body to be buried or cremated in. The coffin was placed in the grave.

coffin

تَابُوت rakev kiste Sarg φέρετρο ataúd ruumisarkku cercueil lijes bara ひつぎ doodskist likkiste trumna caixão гроб kista หีบศพ tabut quan tài 棺材

coffin

n. ataúd, caja.
References in classic literature ?
Jo peeped into his half-open eye, felt his little heart, and finding him stiff and cold, shook her head, and offered her domino box for a coffin.
Fuchs, who was the only cabinetmaker in the neighbourhood was set to work on a coffin.
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
George, a Coffin, have the heart in them to march boldly up to a whale.
Ona was not yet buried; but the police had been notified, and on the morrow they would put the body in a pine coffin and take it to the potter's field.
Sobs, heavy, hoarse and loud, shook the chair, and great tears fell through his fingers on the floor; just such tears, sir, as you dropped into the coffin where lay your first-born son; such tears, woman, as you shed when you heard the cries of your dying babe.
He could make out the coffin, but he could not determine its size, and so could not tell whether it was wife or child.
This miniature theater was not much bigger than a man's coffin stood on end; the upper part was open and displayed a tinseled parlor--a good-sized handkerchief would have answered for a drop-curtain; the footlights consisted of a couple of candle-ends an inch long; various manikins the size of dolls appeared on the stage and made long speeches at each other, gesticulating a good deal, and they generally had a fight before they got through.
Old Hank Bunker done it once, and bragged about it; and in less than two years he got drunk and fell off of the shot-tower, and spread him- self out so that he was just a kind of a layer, as you may say; and they slid him edgeways between two barn doors for a coffin, and buried him so, so they say, but I didn't see it.
Finally a spade struck upon the coffin with a dull woody accent, and within another minute or two the men had hoisted it out on the ground.
Coffin, a gentleman who had heard me speak in the colored people's meeting at New Bedford.
Reed had been dead nine years: it was in this chamber he breathed his last; here he lay in state; hence his coffin was borne by the undertaker's men; and, since that day, a sense of dreary consecration had guarded it from frequent intrusion.