Tomb meaning

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The definition of a tomb is a vault or chamber where dead people are buried.

An example of a tomb is an underground room with coffins.

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A grave or other place of burial.
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A vault, chamber, or grave for the dead.
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A vault or chamber for burial of the dead.
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A monument commemorating the dead.
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A burial monument or cenotaph.
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To entomb.
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A small building ("vault") for the remains of the dead, with walls, a roof, and (if it is to be used for more than one corpse) a door. It may be partly or wholly in the ground (except for its entrance) in a cemetery, or it may be inside a church proper or in its crypt. Single tombs may be permanently sealed; those for families (other groups) have doors for access whenever needed.
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A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave.
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To bury.
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the tomb
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of tomb

  • Middle English from Old French tombe from Late Latin tumba from Greek tumbos teuə- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin tumba from Ancient Greek τύμβος (tumbos, “a sepulchral mound, tomb, grave").

    From Wiktionary