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morgue

 (môrg)
n.
1. A place in which the bodies of persons found dead are kept until identified and claimed or until arrangements for burial have been made.
2. A reference file in a newspaper or magazine office.

[French, from la Morgue, building in Paris used as a morgue, probably from morgue, haughty manner, from Old French morguer, to look at solemnly, from Vulgar Latin *murricāre, to make a face, from *murrum, muzzle.]
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morgue

(mɔːɡ)
n
1. (Medicine) another word for mortuary1
2. (Journalism & Publishing) informal a room or file containing clippings, files, etc, used for reference in a newspaper
[C19: from French la Morgue, a Paris mortuary]

morgue

(mɔrɡ)
n
superiority; haughtiness
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

morgue

(mɔrg)

n.
1. a place in which dead bodies are kept, esp. the bodies of victims of violence or accidents, pending identification or burial.
2. a reference file of old clippings, photographs, etc., esp. in a newspaper office.
[1815–25; < French; Middle French: entry room of a prison, perhaps identical with morgue haughtiness]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morgue - a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremationmorgue - a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
crematorium, crematory - a mortuary where corpses are cremated
funeral chapel, funeral church, funeral home, funeral parlor, funeral parlour, funeral-residence - a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
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Translations
مَشْرَحَةٌمَعْرِض الجُثَث المَجْهولَه
márnice
lighus
LeichenschauhausLeichenhaus
ruumishuone
mrtvačnica
hullaház
líkhús
死体保管所霊安所
영안실
lavoninėmorgas
morgs
lijkenhuismortuarium
márnica
mrtvašnica
bårhus
ห้องเก็บศพ
nhà xác

morgue

[mɔːg] Ndepósito m de cadáveres, morgue f (esp LAm)
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morgue

[ˈmɔːrg] nmorgue f
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morgue

n
(= mortuary)Leichenschauhaus nt; to be like a morguewie ausgestorben sein
(Press) → Archiv nt
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morgue

[mɔːg] nobitorio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

morgue

(moːg) noun
a building where people who have been found dead are laid until they are identified etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

morgue

مَشْرَحَةٌ márnice lighus Leichenschauhaus νεκροτομείο depósito de cadáveres ruumishuone morgue mrtvačnica obitorio 死体保管所 영안실 lijkenhuis likhus kostnica morgue, necrotério морг bårhus ห้องเก็บศพ morg nhà xác 太平间
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morgue

n morgue f, depósito de cadáveres
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