What does coffin mean?

Definitions for coffin
ˈkɔ fɪn, ˈkɒf ɪncof·fin

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Coffin(noun)

    a basket

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

  3. Coffin(noun)

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

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

  4. Coffin(noun)

    a conical paper bag, used by grocers

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

  5. Coffin(noun)

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

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

  6. Coffin(verb)

    to inclose in, or as in, a coffin

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce coffin?

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How to say coffin in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Joe Biden:

    I think you're going to see a significant change in the politics of the country, and I think lot of it had to do with the way in which the administration has treated people, i think the nail that maybe have put in the coffin this time was the way in which the administration responded to John McCain death, and the way it came across as being so nakedly... almost un-American. It was just raw. It wasn't -- it's not who we are.

  2. House SpeakerPaul Ryan:

    The first thing that came to my mind was: Very unfortunate, very unhelpful. But you know what I thought of right away? Ithought of my own family, my family, like a whole lot of people, came from Ireland on what they called the coffin ships then. Came here and worked the railroads. The Irish were really looked down upon back in those days. I hear all these stories from my relatives about ‘Irish need not apply.’.

  3. New York City Comptroller Stringer:

    This is the last nail in the coffin for companies claiming investors don't agree on proxy access.  There's now overwhelming consensus among investors in support of 3 percent bylaws for viable proxy access.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The money opens many doors. That of the coffin, among other things. (L'argent ouvre de nombreuses portes. - Celle du cercueil, entre autres.)

  5. Michael Ibsen:

    When you're working away you just focus on joining two bits of wood, but at the end of the day when you stand back and think' I'm building Richard III's coffin,' it's incredible.

Images & Illustrations of coffin

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