What is another word for bier?

472 synonyms found


[ bˈi͡ə], [ bˈi‍ə], [ b_ˈiə]

The word "bier" is often associated with death and funerals. It refers to a stand or a framework on which a coffin is placed. However, there are various synonyms for this word that are less commonly used. For example, the word "catafalque" is used to describe an elaborate and ornamental funeral stand, usually used for important people. "Coffin stand" is another synonym, that is used to describe a simple bier made of wood or metal. "Mortuary table" is also used to describe a bier that is used for preparing a body for burial. While these synonyms may not be commonly known, they offer some variety when describing this final resting place of the deceased.

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Usage examples for Bier

And when a year was passed away, All pale on her bier the young maid lay; And the glow-worm came With its silvery flame, And sparkled and shone Through the night of St. John, And they closed the cold grave o'er the maid's cold clay.
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews
Four strong men carried the bier on which the coffin was placed, and as chance willed it, when they passed the smithy, one of the bearers stumbled and fell, which so startled the one walking behind him, that he lost his presence of mind, the bier lurched to one side, and the coffin fell to the ground.
"St. Peter's Umbrella"
Kálmán Mikszáth
I do not know why I gave in, nor am I sure I ever did yield; but when the heavy smoke of the last round slowly rose over the bier, I felt myself jerked up into the saddle of a horse that plunged wildly and struck out madly in affright With a rider's instinct, I held my seat, and even managed the bounding animal with the hand of a practised rider.
"That Boy Of Norcott's"
Charles James Lever

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