HyperDic: columbarium

English > 3 senses of the word columbarium:
NOUNartifactcolumbarium, dovecote, columbarya birdhouse for pigeons
artifactcolumbarium, cinerariuma niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
artifactcolumbariuma sepulchral / sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns
English > columbarium: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA birdhouse for pigeons.
Synonymsdovecote, columbary
BroaderbirdhouseA shelter for birds
Spanishpalomar
Catalancolomar
English > columbarium: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead.
Synonymcinerarium
Broaderrecess, nicheAn enclosure that is set back or indented
English > columbarium: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA sepulchral / sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns.
Broadervault, burial vaultA burial chamber (usually underground)
Spanishcolumbario
Catalancolumbari

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