Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL: www.learnthat.org

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University
{%wordnet%}
Definitions.net
{%definitions_com%}

Videos

Short "hint"

A metal vase. Also: A container with a faucet for making and serving tea or coffee.

edit
Usage examples (34)
  • A number of cremation burials were found, one of which contained the miniature bucket urn pictured below.
  • The focal point of the urn is a two-headed √°guila or eagle.
  • The urn is not an object; it is deformed in that it is only its illustrations, its meanings.
  • Tea out of an urn is always tasteless, while army tea, made in a cauldron, tastes of grease and whitewash.
...click for more
Tutoring comment
  • She wanted to "earn" (to receive payment for one's labor) praise by carving an "erne" (a European eagle) into the marble "urn" (a vase used as a receptacle for cremated ashes).
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google, Wordnik.com, Dictionary.com, Stands4.com and YouTube, OEDILF.com, Kylescholz.com, Best-Practice.com, Forvo.com, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.