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Meaning of HEARSE

Pronunciation:  hurs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
 

HEARSE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: automotive vehicle, motor vehicle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hearse\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    A hind in the year of its age. [Eng.] --Wright.
    
    
  2. \Hearse\, n. [See {Herse}.]
    1. A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or
       tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also,
       a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a
       church, under which the coffin was placed during the
       funeral ceremonies. [Obs.] --Oxf. Gloss.
    
    2. A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument. [Archaic]
       ``Underneath this marble hearse.'' --B. Johnson.
    
             Beside the hearse a fruitful palm tree grows.
                                                   --Fairfax
    
             Who lies beneath this sculptured hearse.
                                                   --Longfellow.
    
    3. A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
       [Obs.]
    
             Set down, set down your honorable load, It honor may
             be shrouded in a hearse.              --Shak.
    
    4. A carriage specially adapted or used for conveying the
       dead to the grave.
    
    
  3. \Hearse\, v. t.
    To inclose in a hearse; to entomb. [Obs.] ``Would she were
    hearsed at my foot.'' --Shak.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a hearse in your dream indicates that you are moving into a new phase. You need to carry away and let go all of unfinished issues. Start taking action and making the necessary changes that will carry you into this new transitional level.
 

 

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