Sepulcher definition

sĕpəl-kər
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A burial vault.
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A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
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To place in a sepulcher; bury.
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A burial chamber.
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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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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.

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To place into a sepulcher; inter.
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A vault for burial; grave; tomb.
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(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.
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To bury the dead.
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Origin of sepulcher

  • Middle English sepulcre from Old French from Latin sepulcrum, sepulchrum from sepultus past participle of sepelīre to bury the dead

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sepulcre and Old French sepulcre, from Latin sepulcrum (“grave, burial place").

    From Wiktionary