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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.]

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

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]
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
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)

morgue

[ˈmɔːrg] nmorgue f

morgue

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

morgue

[mɔːg] nobitorio

morgue

(moːg) noun
a building where people who have been found dead are laid until they are identified etc.

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

morgue

n morgue f, depósito de cadáveres
References in classic literature ?
Caderousse's knife, dark lantern, bunch of keys, and clothing, excepting the waistcoat, which could not be found, were deposited at the registry; the corpse was conveyed to the morgue.
Roch were aroused from sleep by a succession of terrific shrieks, issuing, apparently, from the fourth story of a house in the Rue Morgue, known to be in the sole occupancy of one Madame L'Espanaye, and her daughter Mademoiselle Camille L'Espanaye.
Alfonzo Garcio, undertaker, deposes that he resides in the Rue Morgue.
The permission was obtained, and we proceeded at once to the Rue Morgue.
Found in a Bottle," "A Descent Into a Maelstrom" and "The Balloon Hoax"; such tales of conscience as "William Wilson," "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-tale Heart," wherein the retributions of remorse are portrayed with an awful fidelity; such tales of natural beauty as "The Island of the Fay" and "The Domain of Arnheim"; such marvellous studies in ratiocination as the "Gold-bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget," the latter, a recital of fact, demonstrating the author's wonderful capability of correctly analyzing the mysteries of the human mind; such tales of illusion and banter as "The Premature Burial" and "The System of Dr.
If I find myself wanting this sort of thing at any time, I'll go to Paris and hunt up the Morgue.
Men and women came, and some looked eagerly in and pressed their faces against the bars; others glanced carelessly at the body and turned away with a disappointed look--people, I thought, who live upon strong excitements and who attend the exhibitions of the Morgue regularly, just as other people go to see theatrical spectacles every night.
So the Detective followed the Clew a whole year through a thousand sinuosities, and at last found himself in the office of the Morgue.
Ere you read this his body will be lying at the Morgue.
Sometimes it was a call to the telephone in the corner grocery and the curt information by a strange voice that her husband was lying in the receiving hospital or the morgue.
Approaching Notre Dame by the river-side, I passed on my way the terrible dead-house of Paris--the Morgue.
They had just come out from seeing the sight in the Morgue, and the account they were giving of the dead body to their neighbours described it as the corpse of a man--a man of immense size, with a strange mark on his left arm.