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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptnoun

    a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)

Wiktionary

  1. cryptnoun

    An underground vault, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.

    Etymology: From crypta, from κρυπτός.

  2. cryptnoun

    A small pit or cavity in the body

    Etymology: From crypta, from κρυπτός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cryptnoun

    a vault wholly or partly under ground; especially, a vault under a church, whether used for burial purposes or for a subterranean chapel or oratory

    Etymology: [L. crypta vault, crypt, Gr. kry`pth, fr. kry`ptein to hide. See Grot, Grotto.]

  2. Cryptnoun

    a simple gland, glandular cavity, or tube; a follicle; as, the crypts of Lieberk/hn, the simple tubular glands of the small intestines

    Etymology: [L. crypta vault, crypt, Gr. kry`pth, fr. kry`ptein to hide. See Grot, Grotto.]

Freebase

  1. Crypt

    In architecture, a crypt is a stone chamber or vault beneath the floor of a burial vault possibly containing sarcophagi, coffins or relics. Originally crypts were typically found below the main apse of a church, such as at the Abbey of Saint-Germain en Auxerre, but were later located beneath naves and transepts as well. Occasionally churches were raised high to accommodate a crypt at the ground level, such as St Michael's Church in Hildesheim, Germany.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crypt

    kript, n. an underground cell or chapel, esp. one used for burial.—adjs. Cryp′tic, -al, hidden: secret: unseen. [L. crypta—Gr. kryptēkryptein, to conceal. Doublet of Grot.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crypt in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crypt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of crypt in a Sentence

  1. Pierpaolo Campostrini:

    If the crypt becomes a swimming pool, we'll face an unknown situation, the salt could cause a collapse of the vault, a risk that nobody wants to take.

  2. Pierpaolo Campostrini:

    The water was not supposed to inundate the crypt after work to seal it undertaken in the 1990s. But the tide was so high that the water poured in through the window.

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