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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
A place for the deposit of the dead. (See College, Newspaper Office, Philadelphia Club, Legation, etc.)
The numerical value of tomb in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of tomb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A golden tomb is useful only for the thieves!
How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other!
If this is correct, that strengthens the case for the Talpiot or Jesus Family Tomb being indeed the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.
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.
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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Translations for tomb
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- قبر, ضريحArabic
- tombaCatalan, Valencian
- Gruft, GrabmalGerman
- قبر, آرامگاهPersian
- hautakappeli, hautakammio, hautaFinnish
- tombe, tombeauFrench
- tumba, túmuloPortuguese
- molimentu, murimentu, molumentu, mulimentu, morimentuSardinian
- mộ, lăng tẩmVietnamese
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