Coffin definition

kôfĭn, kŏfĭn
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An oblong box in which a corpse is buried.
noun
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To place in or as if in a coffin.
verb
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To place in or as if in a coffin.
verb
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The case or box in which a dead body is buried.
noun
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To put into or as if into a coffin.
verb
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The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone.
noun
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The horny part of a horse's hoof.
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The horny part of a horse's hoof.
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The horny part of a horse's hoof.
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An oblong closed box in which a dead person is buried.
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A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie.
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To place in a coffin.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coffin
Plural:
coffins

Origin of coffin

  • Middle English cofin basket from Old French from Latin cophinus from Greek kophinos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cofin, from Old Northern French cofin (“sarcophagus", earlier "basket, coffer”), from Latin cophinus (“basket”), a loanword from Ancient Greek κόφινος (kophinos, “a basket”).

    From Wiktionary