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ˈkæt əˌkoʊmcat·a·comb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catacombnoun

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


  1. catacombnoun

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


  1. catacomb

    Catacombs are man-made subterranean passageways for religious practice. Any chamber used as a burial place is a catacomb, although the word is most commonly associated with the Roman Empire.


  1. catacomb

    A catacomb is an underground cemetery consisting of a network of tunnels and rooms with recesses for tombs or burial chambers, commonly used in ancient Rome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catacombnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [It. catacomba, fr. L. catacumba perh. from Gr. kata` downward, down + ky`mbh cavity.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Catacomb

    kat′a-kōm, n. a subterranean excavation used as a burial-place, esp. the famous Catacombs near Rome, where many of the early Christian victims of persecution were buried: any place built with crypt-like recesses for storing books, wine, &c.—adj. Cat′acumbal. [It. catacomba—Late L. catacumbas (prob. from ad catacumbas), prob. from Gr. kata, downward, and kymbē, a hollow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of catacomb in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of catacomb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of catacomb in a Sentence

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Hayward Beach asserted that Alexander the Great designed and named an instrument to preen the fur and whiskers of his 'camp-felines', the 'catacomb':

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