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  Dictionary Definition of urn

urn
noun
1. a kind of vase, of various forms, especially one with a foot or pedestal.
2. such a vase for holding the ashes of the dead after cremation.
3. Botany the spore-bearing part of the capsule of a moss, between lid and seta.
4. a vessel or apparatus with a tap, used for heating water, tea, coffee, etc., in quantity.
[ME urne, from L urna ]
-- urnlike, adjective