What does morgue mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. morgue, mortuary, dead room(noun)

    a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation

GCIDE

  1. Morgue(n.)

    (Newspapers) A room containing reference files of older material in a newspaper office; also, the material contained in such a room.

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Morgue(n.)

    A place where the bodies of dead persons are kept, until they are identified, or claimed by their friends; a deadhouse.

    Etymology: [F.]

Wiktionary

  1. morgue(Noun)

    A supercilious or haughty attitude; arrogance.

    Etymology: From morgue. The second sense developed from the first, via "a prison examination room", probably with reference to the haughty attitude of the jailers.

  2. morgue(Noun)

    A building or room where dead bodies are kept before their proper burial or cremation.

    Etymology: From morgue. The second sense developed from the first, via "a prison examination room", probably with reference to the haughty attitude of the jailers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morgue(noun)

    a place where the bodies of persons found dead are exposed, that they may be identified, or claimed by their friends; a deadhouse

    Etymology: [F.]

Freebase

  1. Morgue

    A morgue or mortuary is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification, or sleeping, or removal for autopsy or disposal by burial, cremation or otherwise. In modern times they have customarily been refrigerated to delay decomposition.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Morgue

    morg, n. a place where bodies found dead are laid out for identification. [Fr.]

  2. Morgue

    morg, n. hauteur. [Fr.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Morgue

    a house in which bodies found dead are placed for identification.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. morgue

    The pantheon of the unremembered; Death's shop-window.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Morgue

    So far from denoting a mortuary, this term really means the inner wicket of a prison, where the identification marks of new arrivals are taken before they have their cells and tasks assigned to them. It is therefore not incorrectly applied to the place of public examination and identification of the unknown dead.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of morgue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of morgue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of morgue in a Sentence

  1. Anwar Kazmi:

    We are urging people to bury their dead at the earliest in view of the current heat wave and poor power situation, we have not run out of capacity at the morgue, but buried 30 unclaimed bodies this morning to create more space.

  2. Ibrahima Sory Traoré:

    He was shot at point-blank range. I'm here next to the body at the morgue right now.

  3. Pam Gay:

    There were never any missing organs, the lab that does our autopsies has the organs. Coroner's offices don't always have a morgue or a forensic pathologist. We contract those services out. We utilize a team in Allentown. That's who retains the specimens. They don't always tell us what they retain. We made that clear to the family from the beginning.

  4. Kimberly Kersey:

    I'll be carrying for sure, I'm not leaving to chance, i'm terrified of clowns already and if one messes with me or my kids it'll be to the hospital or morgue they go.

  5. Shahid Siddiqui:

    When she died, the brother was asked to put her in a bag, sew it and carry her to the morgue, and put her there. Nobody was there to help them.

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