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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.
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Though its consumption and with it, the samovar, or self-boiler, a metal urnlike contraption fashioned out of silver, brass, copper, or iron, took hold of the Russian body politic only in the 19th century, the practice and the object quickly became central to the nation's identity, even twinned icons of Russianness.
Some of these particular works are capped with a variety of circular aluminum vents that suggest inhalation, but other urnlike sculptures in the show have a more deathly air.
The opening of the seven-language A Midsummer Night's Dream began with music and ritual; as the audience looks at the Swan stage, with a beige stage wall covering up the entire backstage area, three stories high, an actor wearing a red gown and gold jacket solemnly unwraps a black cloth from an urnlike object sitting downstage; he pours water on to the object, then rubs his hand over it and we hear a wind-like sound; already we are being trained to listen carefully, and, as a result, the different languages come to represent emotional distance or closeness.