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Meaning of COFFIN

Pronunciation:  'kofin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
  2. [v]  place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
 

COFFIN is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: casket
 
 See Also: bier, box, lay, place, pose, position, put, sarcophagus, set

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cof"fin\ (?; 115), n. [OE., a basket, receptacle, OF.
    cofin, fr. L. cophinus. See {Coffer}, n.]
    1. The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for
       burial.
    
             They embalmed him [Joseph], and he was put in a
             coffin.                               --Gen. 1. 26.
    
    2. A basket. [Obs.] --Wyclif (matt. xiv. 20).
    
    3. A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie.
    
             Of the paste a coffin I will rear.    --Shak.
    
    4. A conical paper bag, used by grocers. [Obs.] --Nares.
    
    5. (Far.) The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below
       the coronet, in which is the coffin bone.
    
    {Coffin bone}, the foot bone of the horse and allied animals,
       inclosed within the hoof, and corresponding to the third
       phalanx of the middle finger, or toe, of most mammals.
    
    {Coffin joint}, the joint next above the coffin bone.
    
    
  2. \Cof"fin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coffined}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Coffining}.]
    To inclose in, or as in, a coffin.
    
          Would'st thou have laughed, had I come coffined home?
                                                   --Shak.
    
          Devotion is not coffined in a cell.      --John Hall
                                                   (1646).
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a coffin in your dream, symbolizes the womb. If the coffin is empty, then it suggests that you are having some irreconcilable differences. Seeing a body in a coffin means that you will be going through a period of depression. You may feel confined, restricted and lack personal freedom. There may be a dead or decaying situation or issue in your life and this dream is calling attention to it. It it time to end this situation or relationship.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

used in Gen. 50:26 with reference to the burial of Joseph. Here, it means a mummy-chest. The same Hebrew word is rendered "chest" in 2 Kings 12:9, 10.

 

 

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