Definition of Coffin

1. Noun. Box in which a corpse is buried or cremated.

Exact synonyms: Casket
Specialized synonyms: Bier, Sarcophagus
Generic synonyms: Box
Derivative terms: Casket



2. Verb. Place into a coffin. "Her body was coffined"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

Definition of Coffin

1. n. The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial.

2. v. t. To inclose in, or as in, a coffin.

Definition of Coffin

1. Noun. An oblong closed box in which a dead person is buried. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To place in a coffin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coffin

1. to put in a coffin (a burial case) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coffin

coffees
coffeeshop
coffeeshops
coffeetime
coffer
coffer-dam
cofferdam
cofferdams
coffered
cofferer
cofferers
coffering
coffers
cofferwork
coffice
coffin (current term)
coffin bone
coffin dodger
coffin joint
coffin nail
coffin nails
coffin ride
coffin ship
coffin ships
coffined
coffing
coffining
coffinite
coffinites
coffinless

Literary usage of Coffin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1912)
"Mr Nicholas Gardiner a coffin for your wife Feb 6 1798 " Benjamin Stanton ... 1798 Mr Samuel Northrup a coffin for Mrs Congdon Nov 2 1798 Mr Robert Sherman ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1828)
"The plaintiffs were ^ P. coffin the elder, who was tenant for life in remainder, and his son RP coffin the younger, who •" J ° was tenant in tail-male in ..."

3. Egypt: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Baedeker, Karl, firm, Karl Baedeker (1902)
"coffin and mummy of the priest Neb-seni, in remarkably good preservation. ... coffin with the name of Princess Nes-Khons, but apparently containing the ..."

4. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly. edited by William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Francis Trevelyan Miller (1904)
"OWEN VINCENT coffin 1895-1897 Two Years Owen Vincent coffin, the accomplished and popular Ex-Governor of this State, was born in Mansfield, Duchess County, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1871)
"coffin (JG), MD An Address delivered before the Contributors of the Boston ... 14176 coffin (J.) A List of some of the Descendants of Mr. Edward Woodman, ..."

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