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ˌmɔ səˈli əm, -zə-; -ˈli əmau·soleum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mausoleumnoun

    a large burial chamber, usually above ground

Wiktionary

  1. mausoleumnoun

    A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs.

    Etymology: From mausoleum, from mausoleum, from Μαυσωλεῖον from Ancient Greek Μαύσωλος; named for Mausolus (Μαύσωλος or Μαύσσωλλος), satrap of the Persian empire and ruler of Caria

  2. mausoleumnoun

    A gloomy, usually large room or building.

    Etymology: From mausoleum, from mausoleum, from Μαυσωλεῖον from Ancient Greek Μαύσωλος; named for Mausolus (Μαύσωλος or Μαύσσωλλος), satrap of the Persian empire and ruler of Caria

Wikipedia

  1. Mausoleum

    A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people. A mausoleum without the person's remains is called a cenotaph. A mausoleum may be considered a type of tomb, or the tomb may be considered to be within the mausoleum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mausoleumnoun

    a magnificent tomb, or stately sepulchral monument

    Etymology: [L. mausoleum, Gr. , fr. Mausolus, king of Caria, to whom Artemisia, his widow, erected a stately monument, one of the wonders of the ancient world.]

Freebase

  1. Mausoleum

    A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people. A monument without the interment is a cenotaph. A mausoleum may be considered a type of tomb or the tomb may be considered to be within the mausoleum. A Christian mausoleum sometimes includes a chapel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mausoleum

    maw-so-lē′um, n. a magnificent tomb or monument.—adj. Mausolē′an, pertaining to a mausoleum: monumental. [L.,—Gr., Mausōleion, from Mausolus, king of Caria, to whom his widow, Artemisia, erected a splendid tomb about 350 B.C.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Mausoleum

    After the magnificent sepulchral monument erected by his widow, Artemisia, to Mausolus, King of Caria, at Halicarnassus, 353 B.C.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mausoleum in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mausoleum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    Even if untouched by human hands, earthquakes and seawater would have buried or submerged it, her palace is certainly under water. Maybe her mausoleum, too.

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