Tomb : Definition


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Pronunciation : Tomb
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. tombe, toumbe, F. tombe, LL. tumba, fr. Gr. tumulus a mound. Cf. Tumulus.]
Definition : 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 bat (Zoöl.), any one of species of Old World bats of the genus Taphozous which inhabit tombs, especially the Egyptian species (T. perforatus).
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tomb,
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb. I tombed my brother that I might be blessed. Chapman.

t. [imp. & p. p. Tombed; p. pr. & vb. n. Tombing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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