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BIER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bier mean? 

BIER (noun)
  The noun BIER has 2 senses:

1. a coffin along with its stand
2. a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

  Familiarity information: BIER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BIER (noun)


Sense 1bier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A coffin along with its stand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

we followed the bier to the graveyard

Hypernyms ("bier" is a kind of...):

casket; coffin (box in which a corpse is buried or cremated)


Sense 2bier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bier" is a kind of...):

rack; stand (a support for displaying various articles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bier"):

catafalque (a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral)


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