Definitions for catacombˈkæt əˌkoʊm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cat•a•combˈkæt əˌkoʊm(n.)

  1. Usu., catacombs. an underground cemetery, esp. one consisting of tunnels and rooms with recesses dug out for coffins and tombs.

  2. the Catacombs, the subterranean burial chambers of the early Christians in and near Rome, Italy.

    Category: Religion

  3. an underground passageway, esp. one full of twists and turns.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of catacomb:

bef. 900; ME catacombe, OE catacumbe < LL catacumbās (acc. pl.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catacomb(noun)

    an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)

Wiktionary

  1. catacomb(Noun)

    An underground system of tunnels and chambers with recesses for graves, used (in former times) as a cemetery; a subterranean tunnel system used for burying the dead, as in Paris or ancient Rome.

  2. Origin: From catacombe, from catacomba, from late catacumbas, in greek κατά kata - under, latin cumba - cavity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catacomb(noun)

    a cave, grotto, or subterraneous place of large extent used for the burial of the dead; -- commonly in the plural

Freebase

  1. Catacomb

    Catacomb is a 2-D game created by John Carmack. It was originally created for the Apple II, and later ported to the PC. It should not be confused with The Catacomb, which is the second game in the series. It supports EGA and CGA graphics. In the game you play the magician Petton Everhail. At the start you are contacted by Terexin, High Wizard of the Kieralon who tells you how the Kieralon Empire has fallen. He convinces you to travel to the Kieralon Palace to collect his treasures and split them fifty-fifty. Catacomb consists of fifteen levels in the Apple II version and ten levels in the PC version. To progress to the next level you must step through a magic teleportation mirror. These mirrors are usually behind a locked door, requiring you to obtain a key to advance.

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