entomb

verb
en·​tomb | \ in-ˈtüm How to pronounce entomb (audio) , en-\
entombed; entombing; entombs

Definition of entomb

transitive verb

1 : to deposit in or as if in a tomb : bury
2 : to serve as a tomb for

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Other Words from entomb

entombment \ in-​ˈtüm-​mənt How to pronounce entombment (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for entomb

Synonyms

bury, hearse, inhume, inter, lay, put away, tomb

Antonyms

disinter, exhume, unearth

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Examples of entomb in a Sentence

a number of Boston's historic notables are entombed in the Old Granary Burying Ground

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After leaving the study, the group traveled down to a vestibule, located just at the entrance of the Castle, where Smithson's remains are entombed in an ornate sepulcher. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "Mr. Smithson’s Family Goes to Washington," 14 June 2019 Antonio Godoli and Nicola Santini, architects of the reinstallation, have given them new frames, which are not hung on the walls but built into them, entombed in caverns that are beveled on all sides. Cammy Brothers, WSJ, "Extreme Makeover: Renaissance Edition," 1 Aug. 2018 Even if Los Angeles crumbled around it — burned up in the wildfires, collapsed in an earthquake, dried up in a drought, was entombed in a mudslide — the Last Bookstore would still remain. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 Now he has been entombed in a thick brick of a biography that muffles his court wizardry with clunky prose and potted history. Edward Kosner, WSJ, "‘Arthur Ashe’ Review: A Hard Road to Glory," 17 Aug. 2018 And on a hot August day in 1988, a crew lowered the bomb through a hole drilled thousands of feet into the Nevada Test Site, then entombed it beneath millions of pounds of sand. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, "The Never Ending Quest To Simulate Doomsday," 17 Aug. 2018 In further symbolic symmetry, Franklin sang at Parks' funeral, which was held at the same Detroit church as Franklin's, and the singer will be entombed in the same cemetery as Parks. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Aretha Franklin mourners flock to Detroit museum for public viewing," 28 Aug. 2018 But Lovett did not give his speech anywhere near the UPrep campus in Rochester, N.Y. — not in the gym, not in Founder’s Hall, not in the shade of trees that frame the modest campus five miles from where Frederick Douglass is entombed. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "The black valedictorian wasn’t allowed to speak. So the mayor gave him a microphone.," 5 July 2018 Michael Jackson was entombed in 2009 in the mausoleum at the opulent cemetery that is also the final resting place of Elizabeth Taylor and Walt Disney. Andrew Dalton, The Seattle Times, "Joe Jackson buried in same LA-area cemetery as son Michael," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of entomb

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entomb

Middle English entoumben, from Middle French entomber, from en- + tombe tomb

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entomb

verb

English Language Learners Definition of entomb

: to place (someone or something) in a tomb

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