crematorium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crematorium a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
    • n crematorium a mortuary where corpses are cremated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crematorium A furnace for cremating corpses; a building containing such a furnace.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crematorium A crematory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crematorium a place where cremation is done
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. crematorium, fr. L. cremator,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—cremāre, to burn.

Usage

In literature:

A moral sepulchre, or rather crematorium, is the common lodging-house, for when its work is done, nothing is left but ashes.
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
Associated Words: cremator, crematory, crematorium.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
One of the things we in the West might imitate with advantage is the village crematorium.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
This god always dwelleth in crematoriums.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Judith Apleon's body was conveyed to the crematorium and consumed.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
The slaughter-house, the iron market, etc., are quite up to date, and the city even boasts of a crematorium.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
In the suburbs of Manila there are now twelve cemeteries and one crematorium.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
When they pried that crazy scout out of his ship, he was an hour away from the crematorium.
"Unspecialist" by Murray F. Yaco
Down below is a highly efficient crematorium.
"Pandemic" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Place in a galvanised iron pail, provided with a lid, ready for transport to the crematorium.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
This was the last Mrs. Timmins saw of it until she drew up in front of the crematorium.
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
The bodies were preserved, and Captain Hanham erected a crematorium on his estate, and the cremation took place there.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Cambridge is one of the few American cities possessing a crematorium (1900).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Walker declared the remains were Phoenician, and the site that of a crematorium and a pottery.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
A crematorium in Texas blew up.
"Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump;" by Herbert George Wells
The crematorium was long regarded as a model for such establishments.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Obese woman's body fat causes Austrian crematorium to burn down .
GRAZ, Austria – A devastating fire which gutted a crematorium in southern Austria was caused by an obese woman's excessive body fat blocking an air filter, Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported.
The Commissioners also found that crematoriums are allowed in other zones than the highway tourist commercial designation.
Crematoriums are also required to be located on county arterials, while mortuaries are not, she stated.
Commissioners delay decision on crematorium .
The Kitsap County commissioners have delayed a decision as to whether construction of a proposed Bremerton crematorium can continue.
Rocky Hill Mortuary Owner Files Suit Over Cromwell 's Rejection Of Crematorium Plan.
Forget-Me-Not Pet Crematorium was started by four pet lovers as a way to offer pet owners a wide array of options to quickly bring closure after a pet's death.
Owners who didn't have their pets cremated at Forget-Me-Not Pet Crematorium are also welcome to buy an urn.
Daley Murphy Wisch and Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium of Beloit assisted the family with arrangements.
Whenever my mom serves tea, she likes to mention that her sugar tin came from the local crematorium: the little flowered canister once housed her cat's ashes.
A public hearing will be held at 5:30 pm Thursday to discuss legislation related to Redmon Funeral Home 's plans to build a crematorium at its Darrow Road business.
The Gothic crematorium and the headstones in every language are must-see jog -by scenery, making the mile-and-a-half loop remarkably pleasant 204 N Evergreen Ave, Boyle Heights.
With the opening of All Faiths Chapel & Crematorium the ethnic and religious groups we serve reflect the diversity of Queens, New York.
Crematorium holds open house to demystify process.
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