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Meaning of URN

Pronunciation:  urn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a large vase that usually has a pedestal or feet
  2. [n]  a large pot for making coffee or tea
 

URN is a 3 letter word that starts with U.

 

 See Also: coffee urn, pot, samovar, tea urn, vase

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Urn\, n. [OE. urne, L. urna; perhaps fr. urere to burn, and
    sop called as being made of burnt clay (cf. {East}): cf. F.
    urne.]
    1. A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a
       foot or pedestal, employed for different purposes, as for
       holding liquids, for ornamental uses, for preserving the
       ashes of the dead after cremation, and anciently for
       holding lots to be drawn.
    
             A rustic, digging in the ground by Padua, found an
             urn, or earthen pot, in which there was another urn.
                                                   --Bp. Wilkins.
    
             His scattered limbs with my dead body burn, And once
             more join us in the pious urn.        --Dryden.
    
    2. Fig.: Any place of burial; the grave.
    
             Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn, Tombless,
             with no remembrance over them.        --Shak.
    
    3. (Rom. Antiq.) A measure of capacity for liquids,
       containing about three gallons and a haft, wine measure.
       It was haft the amphora, and four times the congius.
    
    4. (Bot.) A hollow body shaped like an urn, in which the
       spores of mosses are contained; a spore case; a theca.
    
    5. A tea urn. See under {Tea}.
    
    {Urn mosses} (Bot.), the order of true mosses; -- so called
       because the capsules of many kinds are urn-shaped.
    
    
  2. \Urn\, v. t.
    To inclose in, or as in, an urn; to inurn.
    
          When horror universal shall descend, And heaven's dark
          concave urn all human race.              --Young.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

uniform resource name (previously Uniform/Universal Resource Number).

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing an urn in your dream, represents feelings that have burned out or that you are feeling burnt out and exhausted. It also symbolizes the past.
 

 

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