box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
place into a coffin
"her body was coffined"
An oblong closed box in which a dead person is buried.
To place in a coffin.
the case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial
a casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie
a conical paper bag, used by grocers
the hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone
to inclose in, or as in, a coffin
Origin: [OE., a basket, receptacle, OF. cofin, fr. L. cophinus. See Coffer, n.]
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
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. 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
Rank popularity for the word 'coffin' in Nouns Frequency: #2167
The numerical value of coffin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of coffin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's sort of another nail in the coffin of EPA's proposal.
I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.
I mean, unless I'm really in my coffin, I'm going to be out there.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
I am going public( now) because I am just one more person who puts the nail in his coffin.
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Translations for coffin
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- kis, doodskisAfrikaans
- труна, гроб, дамавінаBelarusian
- ковчег, полагамBulgarian
- taüt, fèretreCatalan, Valencian
- kiste, ligkisteDanish
- Sarg, einsargenGerman
- κάσα, φέρετροGreek
- urna, cajón, féretro, ataúdSpanish
- kirst, puusärkEstonian
- ruumisarkku, arkkuun, laittaa, arkkuFinnish
- kista, líkkistaFaroese
- ciste-mhairbhe, cisteScottish Gaelic
- coavin, kishtey keylManx
- keranda, peti jenazah, peti mati, peti mayatIndonesian
- kista, líkkista, kistuleggjaIcelandic
- cassa da morto, baraItalian
- 納棺, 棺Japanese
- 棺, 관Korean
- darbest, tabûtKurdish
- ໂລງ, ຫີບສົບLao
- kist, doodskistDutch
- gravkiste, kisteNorwegian
- ਕਫ਼ਨPanjabi, Punjabi
- ataúde, caixãoPortuguese
- sicriu, coșciugRomanian
- ковчег, lȇs, kovčeg, lijȇs, лије̑с, ле̑сSerbo-Croatian
- arkivol, qivurAlbanian
- โลง, โลงศพ, หีบศพThai
- труна, гробUkrainian
- 棺材, quan tàiVietnamese
- sarkön, sarkVolapük
- waxhea, lujheaWalloon
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