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.)

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  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. Suzanne Bott:

    People have compared it to King Tut's tomb.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A golden tomb is useful only for the thieves!

  3. Tom Zegan:

    When I die I want my tomb stone to say "See, I told you I was sick".

  4. Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia:

    Mama, don't forget to put a little monument on my tomb when I'm dead

  5. RVM:

    Some people keep wandering aimlessly from womb to tomb. They seek nothing and achieve nothing.

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