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
, F. tombe
, LL. tumba
, fr. Gr. a tomb, grave; perhaps akin to L. tumulus
a mound. Cf. Tumulus
- 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.
- 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."
- A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb.
Tomb transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Tombed ; present participle & verbal noun Tombing
- To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
I tombed my brother that I might be blessed.
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