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tomb

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noun \ˈtüm\

Definition of tomb

  1. 1a :  an excavation in which a corpse is buried :  graveb :  a place of interment

  2. 2 :  a house, chamber, or vault for the dead

  3. 3 :  a building or structure resembling a tomb (as in appearance)

tombless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of tomb in a sentence

  1. the tomb of Alexander the Great

  2. <explored the historic graveyard and saw tombs that dated back two centuries>

Origin and Etymology 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


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tomb

transitive verb

Definition of tomb

  1. :  bury, entomb

Examples of tomb in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of tomb

14th century


TOMB Defined for English Language Learners

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tomb

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noun \ˈtüm\

Definition of tomb for English Language Learners

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


TOMB Defined for Kids

tomb

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noun \ˈtüm\

Definition of tomb for Students

  1. 1 :  1grave

  2. 2 :  a house or burial chamber for dead people



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