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1. bier

noun. ['ˈbiːr'] a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial.

Synonyms

  • rack
  • catafalque

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • lie
  • sit

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Bier

  • musketeer
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  • comandeer
  • puppeteer
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  • buccaneer
  • sightseer
  • sight-seer
  • sampere
  • overhear
  • mishear
  • manteer
  • savir
  • saffir
  • rehear
  • keneer
  • endear
  • speare
  • grier
  • we're
  • weir
  • tier
  • teare
  • seer
  • keir
  • here
  • hear
  • baehr
  • ear

How do you pronounce bier?

Pronounce bier as bir.

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Example sentences of the word bier


1. Adjective, comparative
The festival comes complete with a carnival and a bier garden, and live music accompanies a fireworks show.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The wrapped body is then carried to the cemetery in an open bier with mourners marching behind the body.

Quotes containing the word bier


1. Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath,From the blossom of health to the paleness of death,From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud-Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
- William Knox

2. bier

noun. ['ˈbiːr'] a coffin along with its stand.

Synonyms

  • casket

Antonyms

  • lie down
  • yield

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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