urn

[urn]
noun
1.
a large or decorative vase, especially one with an ornamental foot or pedestal.
2.
a vase for holding the ashes of the cremated dead.
3.
a large metal container with a spigot, used for making or serving tea or coffee in quantity.
4.
Botany. the spore-bearing part of the capsule of a moss, between lid and seta.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English urne < Latin urna earthen vessel for ashes, water, etc., akin to urceus pitcher, Greek hýrchē jar

urnlike, adjective

earn, urn.
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urn (ɜːn)
 
n
1.  a vaselike receptacle or vessel, esp a large bulbous one with a foot
2.  a vase used as a receptacle for the ashes of the dead
3.  a large vessel, usually of metal, with a tap, used for making and holding tea, coffee, etc
4.  botany the spore-producing capsule of a moss
 
[C14: from Latin ūrna; related to Latin ūrere to burn, urceus pitcher, Greek hurkhē jar]
 
'urnlike
 
adj

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urn
late 14c., "vase used to preserve the ashes of the dead," from L. urna "a jar, vessel," probably from earlier *urc-na, akin to urceus "pitcher, jug," and from the same source as Gk. hyrke "earthen vessel." But another theory connects it to L. urere "to burn" (cf. bust (1)).
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URN
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Example sentences
One of them shows four people standing beside a large, ornate urn with a
  backdrop of bright, red-tinged mountains.
As the story unfolds you find yourself in search of the lost pieces to the
  magical urn.
The trophy for winning the series is a tiny urn containing century-old ashes of
  a set of cricket stumps.
In this garden, a stone is used instead of an urn to create a recirculating
  fountain.
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