Thesaurus

sarcophagus

noun

Synonyms of sarcophagus

a boxlike container for holding a dead body
  • the crypt under the abbey church contains the sarcophagus of the monastery's founding abbot

Synonyms for sarcophagus

Words Related to sarcophagus

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About sarcophagus

Time Traveler for sarcophagus

Time Traveler

The first known use of sarcophagus was in 1619

See more words from the same year

Listen to Our Podcast About sarcophagus

Thesaurus Entries Near sarcophagus

sarcophagi

sarcophagus

sardonic

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Sarcophagus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sarcophagus. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on sarcophagus

Nglish: Translation of sarcophagus for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sarcophagus

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!