An ancient sepulcher.
- 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.
- 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 sepel&imacron;re, 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").