Associations to the word «Urn»


URN, noun. A vase with a footed base
URN, noun. A metal vessel for serving tea or coffee
URN, noun. A vessel for ashes or cremains of a deceased person
URN, noun. (figurative) Any place of burial; the grave.
URN, noun. (historical) (Roman antiquity) A measure of capacity for liquids, containing about three gallons and a half, wine measure. It was half the amphora, and four times the congius.
URN, noun. (botany) A hollow body shaped like an urn, in which the spores of mosses are contained; a spore case; a theca.
URN, noun. (internet) uniform resource name
URN OF FATE, proper noun. An Italian Christmas tradition in which boxes are selected from an urn, only some of them containing presents.

Dictionary definition

URN, noun. A large vase that usually has a pedestal or feet.
URN, noun. A large pot for making coffee or tea.

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