tomb

  • 1 Tomb — • A memorial for the dead at the place of burial, customary, especially for distinguished persons Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tomb     Tomb      …

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  • 2 Tomb — Tomb, n. [OE. tombe, toumbe, F. tombe, LL. tumba, fr. Gr. ? a tomb, grave; perhaps akin to L. tumulus a mound. Cf. {Tumulus}.] 1. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher. [1913 Webster] As one dead in the… …

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  • 3 Tomb — Tomb,, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tombed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tombing}.] To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb. [1913 Webster] I tombed my brother that I might be blessed. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 tomb — [to͞om] n. [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] 1. a vault, chamber, or grave for the dead 2. a burial monument or… …

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  • 5 tomb — [tu:m] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Anglo French; Origin: tumbe, from Late Latin tumba pile of earth under which a body is buried , from Greek tymbos] a stone structure above or below the ground where a dead person is buried ▪ the family tomb …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 tomb — (n.) late 13c., from Anglo Fr. tumbe, O.Fr. tombe (12c.), from L.L. tumba (Cf. It. tomba, Fr. tombe, Sp. tumba), from Gk. tymbos burial mound, grave, tomb, from PIE root *teu to swell (see THIGH (Cf. thigh)). The final b began to be …

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  • 7 tomb — ► NOUN 1) a burial place, especially a large underground vault. 2) a monument to a dead person, erected over their burial place. 3) (the tomb) literary death. ORIGIN Greek tumbos …

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  • 8 tomb — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …

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  • 9 tomb — [ tum ] noun count * a GRAVE where a dead person is buried, especially one consisting of a large stone structure …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 tomb — [n] burial place box, burial, burial chamber, catacomb, coffin, crypt, grave, mausoleum, monument, pit, sepulcher, trough, vault; concept 305 …

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  • 11 tomb — tombal, adj. tombless, adj. tomblike, adj. /toohm/, n. 1. an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse; grave. 2. a mausoleum, burial chamber, or the like. 3. a monument for housing or commemorating a dead person. 4. any sepulchral… …

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  • 12 Tomb — Tombs redirects here. For other uses, see Tombs (disambiguation). A type of tomb: a mausoleum in Le Père Lachaise cemetery. A tomb (from Greek: τύμβος tumbos[1]) is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally a …

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  • 13 tomb — en·tomb; en·tomb·ment; hec·a·tomb; tomb·al; tomb; tomb·less; un·tomb; …

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  • 14 Tomb C.3 — The Theban tomb designated C.3 is located somewhere in Sheikh Abd el Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor, [cite book|author=Porter and Moss|title=Topographical Bibliography I part 1 (2nd ed)]… …

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  • 15 tomb — [[t]tum[/t]] n. 1) an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse; grave 2) a mausoleum, burial chamber, or the like 3) a monument for housing or commemorating a dead person 4) any sepulchral structure 5) to place in or as if in a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 Tomb —    The Egyptians were at first buried in simple pit tombs in the desert sand with such grave goods as pottery and slate palettes. This remained the normal state of burial for the bulk of the population throughout Egypt’s history, although the… …

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  • 17 tomb */ — UK [tuːm] / US [tum] noun [countable] Word forms tomb : singular tomb plural tombs a grave where a dead person is buried, especially one consisting of a large stone structure …

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  • 18 tomb — I. noun Etymology: Middle English tombe, from Anglo French tumbe, from Late Latin tumba sepulchral mound, from Greek tymbos; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to be swollen more at thumb Date: 13th century 1. a. an excavation in which a corpse is… …

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  • 19 tomb — noun Tomb is used before these nouns: ↑chamber, ↑robber …

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  • 20 tomb — Synonyms and related words: arch, barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, boundary stone, box, box grave, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, cairn, catacomb, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist, cist grave, coffin, column, cromlech …

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