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Meaning of urn

urn

Pronunciation: (ûrn), [key]
— n.
  1. a large or decorative vase, esp. one with an ornamental foot or pedestal.
  2. a vase for holding the ashes of the cremated dead.
  3. a large metal container with a spigot, used for making or serving tea or coffee in quantity.
  4. the spore-bearing part of the capsule of a moss, between lid and seta.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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