from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A building, room, or vault in which the bones or bodies of the dead are placed; a charnel.
- noun A scene or place of great physical suffering and loss of life.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A place, usually under or near a church, where the bones of the dead are deposited; formerly, and still in parts of Brittany, a kind of portico or gallery, in or near a churchyard, over which the bones of the dead were laid after the flesh was consumed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun a
vaultor other buildingin which the bonesof the deadare stored
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
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