coffee urn

coffee urn
an urn in which coffee is made and kept hot
Hypernyms: ↑urn

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  • Coffee urn — A Coffee Urn is a large size percolator, which is often used at banquet halls, church suppers, and motel lobbies. Typically, these appliances are capable of making from 30 to 100 cups of coffee, depending on the size of the urn …   Wikipedia

  • urn — n. a burial; coffee urn * * * [ɜːn] coffee urn a burial …   Combinatory dictionary

  • urn — noun Etymology: Middle English urne, from Latin urna Date: 14th century 1. a vessel that is typically an ornamental vase on a pedestal and that is used for various purposes (as preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation) 2. a closed vessel… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • urn — [ʉrn] n. [ME < L urna, urn; akin to urceus, jug] 1. a) a vase, esp. one with a foot or pedestal b) such a vase used to hold the ashes of a cremated body 2. a large metal container with a faucet, used for making and serving hot coffee, tea, etc …   English World dictionary

  • urn — [ə:n US ə:rn] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: urna] 1.) a decorated container, especially one that is used for holding the ↑ashes of a dead body 2.) a metal container that holds a large amount of tea or coffee …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • urn — [ ɜrn ] noun count a container for the ASHES of a dead person after the body has been burned a. a large metal container for making tea or coffee b. a large attractive container for flowers or plants …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • urn — ► NOUN 1) a tall, rounded vase with a stem and base, especially one for storing a cremated person s ashes. 2) a large metal container with a tap, in which tea or coffee is made and kept hot. ORIGIN Latin urna …   English terms dictionary

  • coffee — /kaw fee, kof ee/, n. 1. a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground or crushed seeds (coffee beans) of the two seeded fruit (coffee berry) of certain coffee trees. 2. the seeds or fruit themselves. 3. any tropical tree …   Universalium

  • urn — [[t]ɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] urns 1) N COUNT An urn is a container in which a dead person s ashes are kept. 2) N COUNT: usu supp N An urn is a metal container used for making a large quantity of tea or coffee and keeping it hot …   English dictionary

  • urn — n 1. vase, bowl, crock, amphora, vessel, pot; ewer, cruse, bottle, pitcher, jug, decanter, flask, jar; funeral urn, cinerarium, ossuary, cinerary urn, bone pot. 2. samovar, teapot, coffeepot, coffee maker, percolator …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder