from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place in which the bodies of persons found dead are kept until identified and claimed or until arrangements for burial have been made.
- n. A reference file in a newspaper or magazine office.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A supercilious or haughty attitude; arrogance.
- n. A building or room where dead bodies are kept before their proper burial or cremation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place where the bodies of dead persons are kept, until they are identified, or claimed by their friends; a deadhouse.
- n. A room containing reference files of older material in a newspaper office; also, the material contained in such a room.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Haughty demeanor; hauteur.
- n. A place where the bodies of persons found dead are exposed, that they may be claimed by their friends; a dead-house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
The drab but pain-filled room at Baghdad's morgue is a stark reminder of how much this country still suffers.
The morgue is receiving a minimum of 60 bodies a day and sometimes more than 100, a morgue employee told IPS on condition of anonymity.
It's a good thing, too, because the morgue is pretty much overrun by this point - and our protagonists are trying to fight their way out.
TUCHMAN: After meeting Denise, we called morgue officials, who this week notified Denise Herbert that one of their unidentified bodies was, indeed, her mother.
TUCHMAN: After meeting Denise, we called morgue officials, who this week notified Denise Herbert that one of their unidentified bodies was indeed her mother.
What the hell, I wasn't busy and it sounded fun, so I called the morgue, talked to the city desk and ended up writing a ten-grapher.
A place she’d never really thought about until last night, when her tiny baby slipped from her into the grim-looking doctor’s hands and she heard him whisper the word morgue.
Bill sat at the table, his own appetite gone, stung by Ken’s use of the word morgue.
Baghdad’s main morgue – which handles only the remains of victims of violent or suspicious deaths, not including bombing victims – issued 1,155 death certificates in April, the U.N. agency reported.
(He did not use the word morgue, it is too low.) "I was sure I should find him there.