American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A grave or other place of burial.
- n. A vault or chamber for burial of the dead.
- n. A monument commemorating the dead.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An excavation in earth or rock, intended to receive the dead body of a human being; a grave; also, a chamber or vault formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, or wholly above ground, for the reception of the dead, whether plain, or decorated by means of architecture, sculpture, etc.; a mausoleum; a sarcophagus. See also cuts under catacomb, Lycian, and altar-tomb.
- n. A monument erected to preserve the memory of the dead; any sepulchral structure; a cenotaph.
- n. Same as altar-cavity.
- n. Figuratively, the end of earthly life; death.
- To bury; inter; intomb.
- n. 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.
- v. transitive To bury.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.
- n. A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead.
- n. A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
- v. To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
- n. a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
- From Latin tumba from Ancient Greek τύμβος (tumbos, "a sepulchral mound, tomb, grave"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French tombe, from Late Latin tumba, from Greek tumbos; see teuə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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