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URN

abbr.
uniform resource name

urn

 (ûrn)
n.
1. A vase of varying size and shape, usually having a footed base or pedestal.
2. A closed metal vessel having a spigot and used for warming or serving tea or coffee.
3. Botany The spore-bearing part of a moss capsule.

[Middle English urne, from Latin urna.]

urn

(ɜːn)
n
1. a vaselike receptacle or vessel, esp a large bulbous one with a foot
2. a vase used as a receptacle for the ashes of the dead
3. (Cookery) a large vessel, usually of metal, with a tap, used for making and holding tea, coffee, etc
4. (Botany) botany the spore-producing capsule of a moss
[C14: from Latin ūrna; related to Latin ūrere to burn, urceus pitcher, Greek hurkhē jar]
ˈurnˌlike adj

urn

(ɜrn)

n.
1. a large or decorative vase, esp. one with an ornamental foot or pedestal.
2. a vase for holding the ashes of the cremated dead.
3. a large metal container with a spigot, used for making or serving tea or coffee in quantity.
4. the spore-bearing part of the capsule of a moss, between lid and seta.
[1325–75; Middle English urne < Latin urna earthen vessel, akin to urceus pitcher, Greek hýrchē jar]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urn - a large vase that usually has a pedestal or feeturn - a large vase that usually has a pedestal or feet
vase - an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers
2.urn - a large pot for making coffee or teaurn - a large pot for making coffee or tea
coffee urn - an urn in which coffee is made and kept hot
pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
samovar - a metal urn with a spigot at the base; used in Russia to boil water for tea
tea urn - an urn in which tea is brewed and from which it is served
Translations
غلايَة كَبيرَة للشّايقارورَه، جَرَّه
samovarurna
=-maskineurne
szamovárurna
krukka; duftkerstór hitakanna
urna
urna
tējkanna/kafijkannaurna
samovarurna
žara
žara

urn

[ɜːn] N
1. (= vase) → urna f
2. (= tea urn) → tetera f; (= coffee urn) → cafetera f

urn

[kəˈnəʊpɪk ˈɜːrn] n
(= vase) → urne f
(also funeral urn) → urne f funéraire
(also tea urn) → fontaine f à thé

urn

n
Urne f
(also tea urn, coffee urn)Kessel m

urn

[ɜːn] n
a. (vase) → urna
b. (also tea urn, coffee urn) capace contenitore provvisto di cannella per tè, caffè (specialmente nelle mense)

urn

(əːn) noun
1. a tall vase or other container, especially for holding the ashes of a dead person. a stone-age burial urn.
2. a large metal container with a tap, in which tea or coffee is made eg in a canteen etc. a tea-urn.
References in classic literature ?
Here Meg meant to have a fountain, shrubbery, and a profusion of lovely flowers, though just at present the fountain was represented by a weather-beaten urn, very like a dilapidated slopbowl, the shrubbery consisted of several young larches, undecided whether to live or die, and the profusion of flowers was merely hinted by regiments of sticks to show where seeds were planted.
On going down in the morning, I found my aunt musing so profoundly over the breakfast table, with her elbow on the tray, that the contents of the urn had overflowed the teapot and were laying the whole table-cloth under water, when my entrance put her meditations to flight.
I judged him to be a bachelor from the frayed condition of his linen, and he appeared to have sustained a good many bereavements; for, he wore at least four mourning rings, besides a brooch representing a lady and a weeping willow at a tomb with an urn on it.
There was a rattle of cups and saucers and the hissing of a fluted Georgian urn.
From a group of Elves, whose rose-wreathed wands showed the flower they loved, came one bearing a tiny urn, and, answering the Queen, she said,--
My Lady turned to the Professor, who had uncovered the urn, and was taking its temperature with his pocket-thermometer.
The knight Peleus took me into his house, entreated me kindly, and named me to be your squire; therefore let our bones lie in but a single urn, the two-handled golden vase given to you by your mother.
Here all is literal, even to the severed arm of Wolfe, and the urn which held the ashes of Queen Dido.
The solemn procession, headed by Baddeley, of tea-board, urn, and cake-bearers, made its appearance, and delivered her from a grievous imprisonment of body and mind.
Temple Bar gets so hot that it is, to the adjacent Strand and Fleet Street, what a heater is in an urn, and keeps them simmering all night.
The Ode on a Grecian Urn is more lovely now than when it was written, because for a hundred years lovers have read it and the sick at heart taken comfort in its lines.
Presently she emerged and gave herself into the hands of the slave girl, who rubbed the body of her mistress with a sweet smelling semi-liquid substance contained in a golden urn, until the glowing skin was covered with a foamy lather, then a quick plunge into the pool, a drying with soft towels, and the bath was over.