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Meaning of COFFIN

Pronunciation:  'kofin

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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
             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?
          Devotion is not coffined in a cell.      --John Hall
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

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.