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.