Hearse (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.]

A hind in the year of its age.




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Hearse (?), n. [See Herse.]


A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.


Oxf. Gloss.


A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.

[Archaic] "Underneath this marble hearse."

B. Johnson.

Beside the hearse a fruitful palm tree grows. Fairfax

Who lies beneath this sculptured hearse. Longfellow.


A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.


Set down, set down your honorable load, It honor may be shrouded in a hearse. Shak.


A carriage specially adapted or used for conveying the dead to the grave.


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Hearse, v. t.

To inclose in a hearse; to entomb.

[Obs.] "Would she were hearsed at my foot."



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