What does morgue mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. morgue, mortuary, dead roomnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Morguenoun

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Morguenoun

    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. morguenoun

    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. morguenoun

    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. Morguenoun

    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. Flavio Ramos:

    [ Inside the morgue ] there were bodies stacked one on top of each other, going into that room, it's like hell.

  3. 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.

  4. Cathrine Ertmann:

    After working in the morgue, I was walking in the street and I got really overwhelmed by seeing all the people just walking, chatting and laughing, i wanted to yell: YOU ARE ALIVE, USE IT!

  5. Eva Ascón:

    Give us time to identify the bodies in the morgue ; don't take them away as unidentified.

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