kist

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[ kist ]
/ kɪst /
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noun Scot. and North England.

a coffer; a money chest.
any chestlike container; a box, trunk, or basket.
a coffin, especially a stone one; a sarcophagus.

Origin of kist

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1300–50; Middle English kiste < Old Norse kista chest

Definition for kist (2 of 2)

kist

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[ kist ]
/ kɪst /

noun


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British Dictionary definitions for kist (1 of 3)

kist

1
/ (kɪst) /

noun Scot and Northern English dialect

a large chest or coffer

Word Origin for kist

C14: from Old Norse kista; see chest

British Dictionary definitions for kist (2 of 3)

kist

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/ (kɪst) /

noun

archaeol a variant spelling of cist 2

British Dictionary definitions for kist (3 of 3)

kist

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/ (kɪst) /

noun

Southern African a large wooden chest in which linen is stored, esp one used to store a bride's trousseau

Word Origin for kist

from Afrikaans, from Dutch: chest
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