What does hearse mean?
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a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
A carriage or motor vehicle specially adapted or used for conveying the dead to the grave in a coffin.
A hind in the second year of its age.
A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.
A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.
A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
A carriage or vehicle specially adapted or used for transporting a dead person to the place of funeral or to the grave.
To enclose in a hearse; to entomb.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: of unknown etymology.
To add to your laments,
Wherewith you now bedew king Henry’s hearse,
I must inform you of a dismal fight. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
A hearse is a large vehicle, especially an automobile, used to carry the body of a deceased person in a coffin/casket at a funeral, wake, or memorial service. They range from deliberately anonymous vehicles to very formal heavily decorated vehicles. In the funeral trade of some countries hearses are called funeral cars or funeral coaches.
a hind in the year of its age
a framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies
a grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument
a bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave
a carriage specially adapted or used for conveying the dead to the grave
to inclose in a hearse; to entomb
Etymology: [See Herse.]
A hearse is a funerary vehicle used to carry a coffin from a church or funeral home to a cemetery. In the funeral trade, hearses are often called funeral coaches.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hėrs, n. a carriage in which the dead are conveyed to the grave: (orig.) a triangular framework for holding candles at a church service, and esp. at a funeral service.—v.t. to put on or in a hearse.—n. Hearse′-cloth, a pall for a corpse laid on a bier.—adj. Hearse′-like, suitable to a funeral, mournful. [O. Fr. herse (It. erpice)—L. hirpicem, accus. of hirpex, a harrow.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Seen on the dead. HEARSAY Heard on the dead.
A handsome vehicle in which the man who has always been a tail-ender is finally permitted to lead the procession.
Etymology and Origins
From the French herse and German hirsch. Both these terms expressed a harrow or triangular candlestick set at the head of a coffin at a funeral service in church. At a later period they implied a sepulchral mound temporarily distinguished by a triangular stake setting forth a number or other identification mark. The modern application of the term to a vehicle specially designed for the conveyance of a body to the grave was an easy transition.
The numerical value of hearse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hearse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of hearse in a Sentence
Related ImageExpand / ContractFor Lisa Hallett, shown here carrying baby Heidi as her husband's casket is loaded into a hearse, the project was a way to heal. The group's first public outing came in Seattle’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, in June 2010. The course was lined with American flags, each representing one of our guys.
That ambulance was his hearse.
In my almost 70 years of life... I have yet to see a hearse go down the road with a U-Haul behind it.
I was very honored by that and it was touching. And most of the time on that trip, I was right behind the hearse. So, I'm looking through the windshield, staring at the back of the hearse, looking at the flag, covering up the casket.
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- pohřební vůzCzech
- ligvogn, rustvognDanish
- carroza, coche fúnebreSpanish
- ruumisvaunut, ruumisauto, vuonelo, ruumispaaritFinnish
- eileatram, cóiste marbh, marbhchóisteIrish
- cataletto, carrozza funeraria, cerva, baldacchino, cerbiatta, carro funebre, catafalcoItalian
- waka tūpāpakuMāori
- lijkkist, lijkwagen, baldakijn, graf, overhuiving, rouwkoets, [[tweejarige]] [[hinde]], katafalk, graftombeDutch
- carro fúnebre, rabecãoPortuguese
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