- The definition of a sepulcher is a small room, usually made of stone, where a dead person is buried.
A small stone room at a cemetery that is made of rock or stone in which a king is buried is an example of a sepulcher.
- Sepulcher is to serve as a place to lay or bury something.
- When a ship sinks and people are dead under the water, this is an example of when the ocean sepulchers.
- When old maps are set aside in an attic, this is an example of when the maps are sepulchered in the attic.
An ancient sepulcher.
- a vault for burial; grave; tomb
- R.C.Ch. a small, sealed cavity, holding martyrs' relics, in a flat rectangular or square stone forming the top or part of the top of an altar
Origin of sepulcherMiddle English ; from Old French sepulcre ; from Classical Latin sepulcrum ; from sepelire, to bury ; from Indo-European an unverified form sepel-, veneration ; from base an unverified form sep-, to honor from source Sanskrit sápati, (he) cultivates, cherishes
- A burial vault.
- A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
transitive verbsep·ul·chered, sep·ul·cher·ing, sep·ul·chers
Origin of sepulcherMiddle English sepulcre, from Old French, from Latin sepulcrum, sepulchrum, from sepultus, past participle of sepelīre, to bury the dead.
- A burial chamber.
(third-person singular simple present sepulchers, present participle sepulchering, simple past and past participle sepulchered)
- From Middle English sepulcre and Old French sepulcre, from Latin sepulcrum (“grave, burial place").