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Bier Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
  • a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the graveyard"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the graveyard" ,
  • a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

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Bier Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A bier is a flat frame, traditionally wooden but sometimes made of other materials, used to carry a corpse for burial in a funeral procession. In antiquity it was often simply a wooden board on which the dead was placed covered with a shroud. In modern times, however, the corpse is almost never carried on the bier without being first placed in a coffin, though the coffin is sometimes kept open.



'Bier' example sentence in quotations


* For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away. - Thomas Tusser


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Bier Sample Sentences in News


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