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tomb Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. 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

Tomb noun
OE. tombe, toumbe, F. tombe, LL. tumba, fr. Gr. a tomb, grave; perhaps akin to L. tumulus a mound. Cf. Tumulus.
  1. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.
    As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Shak.
  2. A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead. "In tomb of marble stones." Chaucer.
  3. A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
    Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb. Shak.
Tomb transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Tombed ; present participle & verbal noun Tombing
  1. To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
    I tombed my brother that I might be blessed. Chapman.

Webster 1913

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