Entombment is defined as putting a dead body or cremation remains into a burial chamber.
An example of entombment is placing a casket into a family burial crypt.
- Schubert's fine relief of the entombment of Christ are worthy of notice.
- Contains an "Entombment" by an artist of the school of Pordenone (wrongly attributed to Giorgione).
- In baptism the rubric ordains that the baptized be plunged three times in the font in commemoration of the entombment during three days of the Lord.
- Frequently a temporary return of marine conditions permitted the entombment of such salt water genera as Lingula, Orbiculoides, Productus in the thin beds known as " marine bands."
- In the Greek Church also the Good Friday fast is excessively strict; as in the Roman Church, the Passion history is read and the cross adored; towards evening a dramatic representation of the entombment takes place, amid open demonstrations of contempt for Judas and the Jews.