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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: herce 'frame for holding candles, farm tool for breaking up soil', from Latin hirpex

hearse

noun
     
Related topics: Death, Motor Vehicles
hearse [countable]
TTCMX a large car used to carry a dead body in a coffin at a funeral
WORD FOCUS: die WORD FOCUS: die
a ceremony for someone who has died: funeral a ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned
burial
when someone's body is put into the ground
cremation
when someone's body is burned
hearse
a large car that takes the body to the funeral
coffin
a box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral
grave
the place where someone is buried
graveyard
/cemetery an area where dead people are buried
undertaker
someone who arranges funerals
the mourners
the people at a funeral
die

See also
die

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