crematory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crematory a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
    • n crematory a mortuary where corpses are cremated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crematory A furnace for cremating corpses; a building containing such a furnace.
    • a Crematory Pertaining to, or employed in, cremation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crematory Serving to burn or consume by fire; connected with or employed in cremation: as, a crematory furnace.
    • n crematory An establishment for burning the bodies of the dead, including the furnace and its adjuncts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crematory 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:

The adjoining crematory grounds, especially gruesome at night, are considered highly attractive by the yogi.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
They picked him up and took him to a crematory for unknown dead.
"Toaster's Handbook" by Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
He had omitted to investigate the length of time required to heat the crematory.
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
They chose the latter procedure and the use of the Minneapolis crematory was secured for this purpose.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Solid refuse should be promptly burned, either in the kitchen fire or in an improvised crematory.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
This done, Smellie came out of the hut, and we stood side by side mournfully watching the crematory process.
"The Congo Rovers" by Harry Collingwood
Within the cell stand the crematory urns, sometimes one, sometimes more.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
I expect 'twould ha' been called a crematory to-day.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
Solid refuse should be promptly burned, either in the kitchen fire or in an improvised crematory.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Going to take him to the crematory at Fresh Pond.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
It is then thoroughly mixed with dry ashes from the crematory, and afterwards covered with either grain or grass.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
We went to a Chinese crematory and the Temple of Longevity, where if you paid enough you could git a promise of long life.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
There was no longer any one left to gather up the dead; the crematory fire on the Acropolis had gone out.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
A number of unkempt, half-naked Brahmins were carrying ashes and bones of cremated bodies from the crematory down to the river.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
All such crematories to be subject at all times to inspection by an officer appointed by the government.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The Japanese portion has its bazaar, crematories and temples.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
His corpse was burned in the crematory at Gotha.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
I'm a believer in crematories.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
What did the family see at the crematory?
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
And have you a good crematory so that she might bring home my ashes in case of need?
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
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In news:

Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday, Feb 3, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.
Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, Suffolk, VA, is handling the arrangements.
Heffner owns the Heffner Funeral Chapels & Crematory in York.
Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.
Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St Robert.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory of Goldsboro.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sue Brewer grooms Katie, a foster cat being cared for at Oakey's Pet Funeral Home & Crematory.
Arrangements are pending with Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.
Fuming over Marsh crematory victims' memorial delays.
The Tafts plan to convert a onetime florist shop at 1295 Gladys Ave, at the corner of Ewing Street, into a pet crematory.
The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the cremation.
Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.
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