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Meaning & Definition of Pyre in English

English

Pyre

/paɪər/

noun

1. Wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

    synonym:
  • pyre
  • ,
  • funeral pyre

Examples of using

You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.