What does coffin mean?

Definitions for coffin
ˈkɔ fɪn, ˈkɒf ɪncof·fin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word coffin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coffin, casket(verb)

    box in which a corpse is buried or cremated

  2. coffin(verb)

    place into a coffin

    "her body was coffined"


  1. coffin(Noun)

    An oblong closed box in which a dead person is buried.

  2. coffin(Verb)

    To place in a coffin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coffin(noun)

    the case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial

  2. Coffin(noun)

    a basket

  3. Coffin(noun)

    a casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie

  4. Coffin(noun)

    a conical paper bag, used by grocers

  5. Coffin(noun)

    the hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone

  6. Coffin(verb)

    to inclose in, or as in, a coffin

  7. Origin: [OE., a basket, receptacle, OF. cofin, fr. L. cophinus. See Coffer, n.]


  1. Coffin

    A coffin is a funerary box used in the display and containment of dead people, either for burial or cremation. Contemporary North American English makes a distinction between coffin and casket. A coffin is generally understood to denote a funerary box having six sides, while a casket generally denotes a four-sided box.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coffin

    kof′in, n. the coffer or chest in which a dead body is enclosed.—v.t. to place within a coffin.—n. Coff′in-ship, a ship that is unsound, and likely to prove fatal to those in it.—Drive a nail in one's coffin, to do something tending to hasten death or ruin. [O. Fr. cofin—L. cophinus—Gr. kophinos.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. coffin

    1. L'Envoi, the end of the legend. 2. An ornamental candy-box which no one cares to open. 3. A room without a door or a skylight.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coffin' in Nouns Frequency: #2167


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coffin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coffin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of coffin in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Holmstead:

    It's sort of another nail in the coffin of EPA's proposal.

  2. Fred Allen:

    I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.

  3. Maria Sharapova:

    I mean, unless I'm really in my coffin, I'm going to be out there.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

  5. Carla Ferrigno:

    I am going public( now) because I am just one more person who puts the nail in his coffin.

Images & Illustrations of coffin

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