Definition of Columbarium

1. Noun. A birdhouse for pigeons.

Exact synonyms: Columbary, Dovecote
Generic synonyms: Birdhouse



2. Noun. A niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead.
Exact synonyms: Cinerarium
Generic synonyms: Niche, Recess

3. Noun. A sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns.
Generic synonyms: Burial Vault, Vault

Definition of Columbarium

1. n. A dovecote or pigeon house.

Definition of Columbarium

1. Noun. a dovecote; one of the pigeonholes in a dovecote ¹

2. Noun. a large, sometimes architecturally impressive building for housing a large colony of pigeons, particularly those of ''ancien regime'' France. ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension) a building, a vault or some similar place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns containing cremated remains, or a niche in such a place ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Columbarium

1. [n -RIA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Columbarium

coltsfoot
coltsfoots
coltwood
coltwoods
colubrid
colubrid snake
colubridae
colubrids
colubriform
colubrine
colugo
colugos
columbamine
columbaria
columbaries
columbarium (current term)
columbariums
columbary
columbate
columbates
columbia sk virus
columbiad
columbiads
columbian mammoth
columbic
columbic acid
columbiferous
columbiform
columbiform bird
columbine

Literary usage of Columbarium

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1. W.M. Dudokby Herman van Bergeijk by Herman van Bergeijk (2001)
"The columbarium consists of two courts. One is horse-shoe- shaped, ... i right page View of the crematorium complex View of the columbarium Sketch and floor ..."

2. The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: A Companion Book for Students and by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1897)
"... and last columbarium was discovered by Gio. Battista Guidi in May, 1852. The shape of the edifice differs considerably from that of the preceding ones, ..."

3. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV. and King by Charles Greville (1875)
"... Mills—The Malaria—Due and Duchesse de Dalberg—The Emperor Nicholas on his Accession—Cardinal Albani—A columbarium—Maii—Sir William Gell—Tivoli—Hadrian's ..."

4. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Caligula Began and Claudius Continued the Persecutions—Victims Secretly Organized—Discoveries of De Rossi—Under-ground Rome—The columbarium—Ty- ..."

5. Musical Instruments by Carl Engel (1908)
"WALL PAINTING oí a youth wearing a myrtle wreath and playing on the Doubl« Pipes. Restored in places. Said to have beun found in a columbarium in the Vigna ..."

6. Christian Archæology by Charles Wesley Bennett (1891)
"The Roman columbarium (Fig. 141), so named from 1 For examples on Christian tombs, rp 256. n. 3. .... .,*, / columbarium. ..."

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