- 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.
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- 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: Middle 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
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- A burial vault.
- A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
Origin: Middle English sepulcre, from Old French, from Latin sepulcrum, sepulchrum, from sepultus, past participle of sepelīre, to bury the dead.