Definitions for coffin
ˈkɔ fɪn, ˈkɒf ɪncof·fin
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word coffin.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: cofin, French.
He went as if he had been the coffin that carried himself to his sepulchre. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Not a flower sweet
On my black coffin let there be strown. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.
One fate they have,
The ship their coffin, and the sea their grave. Edmund Waller.
The joiner is fitting screws to your coffin. Jonathan Swift.
To inclose in a coffin.
Etymology: from the noun.
Would’st thou have laugh’d, had I come coffin’d home,
That weep’st to see me triumph? William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Let me lie
In prison, and here be coffin’d, when I die. John Donne.
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
Etymology: [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
When I'm laid in my coffin, I want you to put a picture of my grandchild to the right of me and and a picture of my daughter to my left. That way they will be buried with me.
I mean, unless I'm really in my coffin, I'm going to be out there.
President Biden's approach to judicial nominations is going to put the nail in the coffin of the conventional wisdom that Democrats don't care enough about Supreme Court.
I am going public (now) because I am just one more person who puts the nail in his coffin.
It was just something I had to see and experience -- it's part of history, i came on Monday too, to view the coffin -- it was a great experience. I queued for two and a half hours and it was worth every minute.
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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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