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1tomb

noun \ˈtüm\

: a building or chamber above or below the ground in which a dead body is kept

Full Definition of TOMB

1
a :  an excavation in which a corpse is buried :  grave
b :  a place of interment
2
:  a house, chamber, or vault for the dead
3
:  a building or structure resembling a tomb (as in appearance)
tomb·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of TOMB

  1. the tomb of Alexander the Great
  2. <explored the historic graveyard and saw tombs that dated back two centuries>

Origin of TOMB

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
First Known Use: 13th century

2tomb

transitive verb

Definition of TOMB

:  bury, entomb

Examples of TOMB

  1. <Forest Lawn is where many of Tinseltown's immortals are tombed for all eternity.>

First Known Use of TOMB

14th century
TOMBLESS Defined for Kids

tomb

noun \ˈtüm\

Definition of TOMB for Kids

1
:  1grave
2
:  a house or burial chamber for dead people

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