What does tomb mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grave, tomb(noun)

    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"


  1. tomb(Noun)

    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.

  2. tomb(Verb)

    To bury.

  3. Origin: From tumba from τύμβος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tomb(noun)

    a pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher

  2. Tomb(noun)

    a house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead

  3. Tomb(noun)

    a monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead

  4. Tomb(verb)

    to place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb


  1. Tomb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tomb

    tōōm, n. a pit or vault in the earth, in which a dead body is placed: a tombstone.—adjs. Tomb′ic; Tomb′less, without a tomb.—n. Tomb′stone, a stone erected over a tomb to preserve the memory of the dead. [Fr. tombe—L. tumba—Gr. tymbos.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. tomb

    A place for the deposit of the dead. (See College, Newspaper Office, Philadelphia Club, Legation, etc.)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tomb in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tomb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A golden tomb is useful only for the thieves!

  2. Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Chapter 19:

    How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other!

  3. Aryeh Shimron:

    If this is correct, that strengthens the case for the Talpiot or Jesus Family Tomb being indeed the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.

  4. Dorothy Sayers:

    As I grow older and older,
    And totter toward the tomb,
    I find that I care less and less
    Who goes to bed with whom.

  5. Aryeh Shimron:

    The flooding of [the] tomb was caused by this earthquake which hit Jerusalem in [A.D.] 363, that soil and mud that flooded the tomb also buried the ossuaries.

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