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Meaning of HEARSE

Pronunciation:  hurs

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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.
             Who lies beneath this sculptured hearse.
    3. A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
             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.