from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of sepulcher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A burial chamber.
  • v. To place in a sepulchre.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See sepulcher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chamber that is used as a grave


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