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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


  • Middlesbrough set to get first bier keller - and Slam! owner will pursue lap-dancing club plans
    Paul Gourlay still hopes to turn the rear half of the venue into a lap-dancing club but at present he is concentrating on the bier keller Read more on this news related to 'Bier'
  • Delving into a 400-year-old puzzle book, through song
    Voices soared in haunting melody, echoes from a candlelit age when the line between science and alchemy blurred. The music is from Atalanta Fugiens, a nearly 400-year-old book of alchemy that hid its meaning in pages of illustration, verse, and music. The singers, Les Canards Chantants, are a Philadelphia group that performs as a form of research, said Graham Bier Read more on this news related to 'Bier'
  • Word of the Day for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
    WORD OF THE DAY bierbier ■ bir Definition: (n) a table or platform on which a coffin or dead body is placed at a funeral Example: “And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say unto thee, arise.’” — Bible Read more on this news related to 'Bier'

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