from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A vehicle for conveying a coffin to a church or cemetery.
- noun Christianity A triangular candelabrum used at Tenebrae during Holy Week.
- noun A framelike structure over a coffin or tomb on which to hang epitaphs.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To put on or in a hearse.
- A Scotch form of
- noun A canopy, usually of openwork or trellis, set. over a bier, or more rarely over a permanent tomb, and used especially to support candles which were lighted at times of ceremony.
- noun A bier; a bier with a coffin.
- noun A carriage for conveying a dead person to the grave. The usual modern form has an oblongroofed body, often with glass sides, and a door at the back for the insertion of the coffin.
- noun A temporary monument erected over a grave.
- noun A dirge or threnody, or a solemn recital or chant.
- noun In heraldry, a charge resembling a portcullis or a harrow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.
- noun Archaic A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.
- noun obsolete A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
- noun A carriage or motor vehicle specially adapted or used for conveying the dead to the grave in a coffin.
- transitive verb obsolete To inclose in a hearse; to entomb.
- noun engraving A hind in the second year of its age.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
hindin the secondyear of its age.
- noun A framework of wood or metal placed over the
coffinor tombof a deceasedperson, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopybearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.
- noun A grave, coffin, tomb, or
- noun A
bieror handbarrowfor conveying the dead to the grave.
- noun A carriage or vehicle specially adapted or used for transporting a dead person to the place of funeral or to the grave.
- verb dated To
enclosein a hearse; to entomb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
For thy hearse to strew the ways, "he has a note to tell us that _hearse_ is not to be taken" in our sense of a carriage for the dead, but in the older sense of a tomb or framework over a tomb, "though the obvious meaning is" to strew the ways for thy hearse. "
Kids, parents, educators and politicians alike are just beginning to sense that the hearse is at the back door.
Elsensohn's body tomorrow as it travels by hearse from the airport to
You had to choose between 3 cars, a beetle, the hearse from the movie or a pink sports car.
Then, the last remaining candle on the hearse is placed upon the altar, to represent the Passion and sacrificial death of Christ; finally, it is hidden behind the altar, to represent His Burial.
From Bob, apropos of my posting about station wagons: A hearse is the ultimate cross-over vehicle.
The man replied, “Well that first hearse is for my wife.”
To dream of black-beetles drawing a hearse is bad.
The Rifle Corps of Ely, Wisbeach, March, Ramsey, and Whittlesey were represented at their own request, and with arms reversed preceded the hearse from the station to St. Mary's Church, and thence to the cemetery.
The lofty groves of pine frowned down in hearse-like gloom upon the mighty river, and the deep stillness of the night, broken alone by its hoarse wailings, filled my mind with sad forebodings, – alas! too prophetic of the future.