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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


  • McNulty's Bier Markt
    Euro-techno charm and nearly 100 different beers (along with martinis and a small wine list) make this the destination of choice for savvy suds fans; and for those who aren't so savvy, the annotated beer list is as educational as it is intoxicating. To go with, try Italian fare from next door's Bar Cento. Read more on this news related to 'Bier'
  • Moody Brews debuts Katchiri's Bier Friday
    Moody Brew's beer craftsman Josiah Moody recently went back to his old stomping grounds at Vino's Brew Pub , his former employer, and attempted to capture more of his magic in a keg as he'd done there for several years before leaving to venture out on his own last year. This time he was brewing a very special wedding beer for his lovely Belgian fiancé Read more on this news related to 'Bier'
  • Kim Jong Un Sends Wreath to Bier of Paek Po Hum
    Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday sent a wreath to the bier of Paek Po Hum, winner of Kim Il Sung Prize and Kim Jong Il Prize and writer of the April 15 Literary Production Centre, expressing deep condolences over his death. Read more on this news related to 'Bier'

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