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a vehicle, such as a specially designed car or carriage, used to carry a coffin to a place of worship and ultimately to a cemetary or crematorium
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What does it mean when you dream about a hearse?
Dreaming about a hearse can be a reminder of our mortality. Otherwise, a part of ourselves or a part of our life that has died. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Dead/Death, Grave).
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1. A framework of metal bars or rods placed over a tomb or coffin of a noble or very important person.
2. A canopy, usually of openwork or trellis, set over a bier, or more rarely over a permanent tomb; used especially to support candles, lighted at times of ceremony.
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