Definition of urn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɜːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrn//
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  1. 1a tall decorated container, especially one used for holding the ashes of a dead person See related entries: Death
  2. 2a large metal container with a tap, used for making and/or serving tea or coffee a tea urn an urn filled with hot soup
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin urna; related to urceus ‘pitcher’.

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