Definitions for TOMBtum
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse; grave.
a mausoleum, burial chamber, or the like.
a monument for housing or commemorating a dead person.
any sepulchral structure.
(v.t.)to place in or as if in a tomb; entomb; bury.
Origin of tomb:
1225–75; ME tumbe < AF; OF tombe < LL tumba < Gk týmbos burial mound
a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
"he put flowers on his mother's grave"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a grave or structure where a dead person is buried
A small building (or "vault") for the remains of the dead, with walls, a roof, and (if it is to be used for more than one corpse) a door. It may be partly or wholly in the ground (except for its entrance) in a cemetery, or it may be inside a church proper or in its crypt. Single tombs may be permanently sealed; those for families (or other groups) have doors for access whenever needed.
Origin: From tumba from τύμβος.
a pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher
a house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead
a monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead
to place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb
A tomb is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally any structurally enclosed interment space or burial chamber, of varying sizes.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A place for the deposit of the dead. (See College, Newspaper Office, Philadelphia Club, Legation, etc.)
Translations for TOMB
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a hole or vault in the ground in which a dead body is put; a grave
He was buried in the family tomb.
- graf, graftombeAfrikaans
- túmuloPortuguese (BR)
- das GrabGerman
- grav; -gravstedDanish
- τάφος, μνήμαGreek
- grobnica, grobCroatian
- gröf, grafhÿsi/-hvelfingIcelandic
- قبر، مړستون، ګور، زيارتPashto
- могила; склепRussian
- grav, gravvalvSwedish
- 墳墓Chinese (Trad.)
- гробниця; склеп; могилаUkrainian
- nấm mồVietnamese
- 坟墓Chinese (Simp.)
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