The definition of a tomb is a vault or chamber where dead people are buried.(noun)
An example of a tomb is an underground room with coffins.
See tomb in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME toumbe < Anglo-Fr tumbe (OFr tombe) < LL(Ec) tumba < Gr tymbos, tomb, funeral mound < IE *tu-, var. of base *teu-, to swell > thumb, tumor
See tomb in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French tombe
Origin: , from Late Latin tumba
Origin: , from Greek tumbos; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.
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