1. a repository for the bones or bodies of the dead; a charnel house.
2. designated room where corpses are placed.
3. ghastly; sepulchral; deathly.
4. resembling, suggesting, or suitable for receiving the dead.
Etymology: from Old French, burial place, from Latin carnālis - fleshly, carnal.
1. nonsense; gibberish.
2. confused talk.
3. confused mixture of unrelated things.
Etymology: French, of unknown origin.
1. of or relating to hunting.
2. engaging in hunting for sport or livelihood.
Etymology: Latin vēnāticus; past participle of vēnārī - to hunt.
1. Botany: bursting apart, as some seed pods when ripe.
2. bursting open with force.
one who knows the workings of the heart; knowing the heart; knowing the secret thoughts of people.
1. a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.
2. Archaic: an insane asylum or madhouse.
the systematic effort to undermine and destroy a person’s values and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged interrogation, drugs, torture, etc., and to induce radically different ideas; the reduction of the mind by psychological pressure.
an outdoor fire often used as a signal fire; bonfire or beacon-fire.
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bǣlfȳr - funeral fire, from bǣl - pyre + fȳr - fire.