What does coffin mean?

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ˈkɔ fɪn, ˈkɒf ɪncof·fin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coffin, casketverb

    box in which a corpse is buried or cremated

  2. coffinverb

    place into a coffin

    "her body was coffined"

Wiktionary

  1. coffinnoun

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

  2. coffinverb

    To place in a coffin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coffinnoun

    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. Coffinnoun

    a basket

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

  3. Coffinnoun

    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. Coffinnoun

    a conical paper bag, used by grocers

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

  5. Coffinnoun

    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. Coffinverb

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. John A. Rassias:

    Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.

  2. Per Karsten:

    You can only speculate as to whether The CT was one of Winstrup's next of kin, or whether someone else took the opportunity while preparing the coffin. But we hope to be able to clarify any kinship through a DNA test.

  3. Potter Steve Harrison:

    The day before I had actually built myself a small kiln down the back — a coffin-sized kiln — just big enough for me to crawl inside, i could have (died) if I hadn't thought about plan B. In that little kiln enclosure I made, I had a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water, a drinking water bottle and a fire blanket.

  4. Nick Sandow:

    Orange is the New Black, the film depicts the early 1990s. The Gotti trial was the last straw in the coffin.

  5. Amir Farshad Ebrahimi:

    They carry the coffin or perform, for the Islamic Republic, when a member of the Guard or Basij is killed in Syria that’s the beginning of the process. They are brought back for a martyrdom procession. It becomes an outlet for the propaganda of the Islamic Republic.

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