What does ossuary mean?

Definitions for ossuaryˈɒʃ uˌɛr i, ˈɒs yu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ossuary(noun)

    any receptacle for the burial of human bones


  1. ossuary(Noun)

    A container or receptacle, such as an urn or vault, for holding the bones of the dead.

  2. Origin: From ossuarium, from ossuarius, from compound of os + adjectival suffix -arius.


  1. Ossuary

    An ossuary is a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains. They are frequently used where burial space is scarce. A body is first buried in a temporary grave, then after some years the skeletal remains are removed and placed in an ossuary. The greatly reduced space taken up by an ossuary means that it is possible to store the remains of many more people in a single tomb than if the original coffins were left as is.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ossuary

    os′ū-ar-i, n. a place where the bones of the dead are deposited: a charnel-house. [L. ossuarium, a charnel-house—os, a bone.]

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  1. suasory, your ass


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ossuary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ossuary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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