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Meaning of MORTUARY

Pronunciation:  'morchoo`eree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
  2. [adj]  of or relating to a funeral
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of death

MORTUARY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: dead room, morgue
 See Also: building, crematorium, crematory, edifice, funeral chapel, funeral church, funeral home, funeral parlor, funeral parlour, funeral-residence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mor"tu*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Mortuaries}. [LL. mortuarium.
    See {Mortuary}, a.]
    1. A sort of ecclesiastical heriot, a customary gift claimed
       by, and due to, the minister of a parish on the death of a
       parishioner. It seems to have been originally a voluntary
       bequest or donation, intended to make amends for any
       failure in the payment of tithes of which the deceased had
       been guilty.
    2. A burial place; a place for the dead.
    3. A place for the reception of the dead before burial; a
       deadhouse; a morgue.
  2. \Mor"tu*a*ry\, a. [L. mortuarius, fr. mortuus dead: cf.
    F. mortuaire. See {Mortal}.]
    Of or pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments.
    {Mortuary urn}, an urn for holding the ashes of the dead.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are in a mortuary, suggests that you are hindering your own self-growth by not utilizing your abilities and talents. Alternatively, it represents aspects of yourself that you need to discard and rid yourself of.
Thesaurus Terms
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