morgue definition

  • noun:
    • A place when the bodies of individuals discovered dead tend to be kept until identified and claimed or until plans for burial have been made.
    • A reference file in a newspaper or mag office.
    • A supercilious or haughty attitude; arrogance.
    • A building or space where dead figures tend to be kept before their particular proper burial or cremation.
    • a location in which the bodies of dead individuals are held, until these are generally identified, or advertised by their friends; a deadhouse.
    • A room containing reference files of older material in a newspaper company; in addition, the materials found in these types of a-room.
    • Haughty demeanor; hauteur.
    • someplace where the figures of persons discovered dead tend to be subjected, that they can be claimed by people they know; a dead-house.
    • a building (or area) where lifeless bodies tend to be held before burial or cremation

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