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urn

a vessel or vase
Not to be confused with:
earn – to acquire by effort: earn a living

URN

abbr.
uniform resource name

urn

(ûrn)
n.
1. A vase of varying size and shape, usually having a footed base or pedestal, especially a lidded vase used to hold the ashes of one who has been cremated.
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 ?
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."
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,--
Jane was already at the door with the hissing urn. "Tell her to keep away, will you?" said Godfrey; and when the door was closed again he exerted himself to speak more distinctly.
Pity's long-broken urn, For his mourners be outcast men,
Crisparkle--mother, not wife of the Reverend Septimus--was only just down, and waiting for the urn. Indeed, the Reverend Septimus left off at this very moment to take the pretty old lady's entering face between his boxing-gloves and kiss it.
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.
Here all is literal, even to the severed arm of Wolfe, and the urn which held the ashes of Queen Dido.*
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."
My Lady turned to the Professor, who had uncovered the urn, and was taking its temperature with his pocket-thermometer.
I read at the time I have just been speaking of, nearly all the new poetry as it came out, and I constantly recurred to it in its mossier sources, where it sprang from the green English ground, or trickled from the antique urns of Italy.
At one end of the path was a classical statue of some nameless nymph, and at the other end it was flanked by two classical urns; but the marble was weather-stained and streaked with green and gray.
It stirs my world of the past like a summons to resurrection; the graves unclose, the dead are raised; thoughts, feelings, memories that slept, are seen by me ascending from the clods--haloed most of them--but while I gaze on their vapoury forms, and strive to ascertain definitely their outline, the sound which wakened them dies, and they sink, each and all, like a light wreath of mist, absorbed in the mould, recalled to urns, resealed in monuments.