tomb

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. grave, sepulcher, mausoleum, vault, catacombs. See interment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. vault, crypt, burial chamber, mausoleum; see grave 1 , monument 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
vault, chamber, grave, crypt, mausoleum, sepulchre, catacomb, ossuary, cenotaph, monument. see cemetery
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A burial place or receptacle for human remains: catacomb, cinerarium, crypt, grave1, mausoleum, ossuary, sepulcher, sepulture, vault1. See KEEP, PLACE.

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • tomb — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • 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

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

  • 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… …   Universalium

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