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tomb

 (to͞om)
n.
1. A grave or other place of burial.
2. A vault or chamber for burial of the dead.
3. A monument commemorating the dead.

[Middle English, from Old French tombe, from Late Latin tumba, from Greek tumbos; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

tomb

(tuːm)
n
1. a place, esp a vault beneath the ground, for the burial of a corpse
2. a stone or other monument to the dead
3. the tomb a poetic term for death
4. anything serving as a burial place: the sea was his tomb.
vb
(tr) rare to place in a tomb; entomb
[C13: from Old French tombe, from Late Latin tumba burial mound, from Greek tumbos; related to Latin tumēre to swell, Middle Irish tomm hill]
ˈtombˌlike adj

tomb

(tum)

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 structure.
v.t.
5. to place in or as if in a tomb; entomb; bury.
[1225–75; Middle English tumbe < Anglo-French; Old French tombe < Late Latin tumba < Greek týmbos burial mound]
tomb′al, adj.
tomb′like`, adj.

tomb

  • epitaph - From Greek epi, "upon, over," and taphos, "tomb" or "funeral."
  • lair - First meant "grave, tomb," or "place where one sleeps."
  • pall, pallbearer - Pallbearer is based on pall, which was first a cloth spread over a coffin, hearse, or tomb.
  • cromlech - Is Welsh for "arched stone" and means "any megalithic chamber tomb."

tomb


Past participle: tombed
Gerund: tombing

Imperative
tomb
tomb
Present
I tomb
you tomb
he/she/it tombs
we tomb
you tomb
they tomb
Preterite
I tombed
you tombed
he/she/it tombed
we tombed
you tombed
they tombed
Present Continuous
I am tombing
you are tombing
he/she/it is tombing
we are tombing
you are tombing
they are tombing
Present Perfect
I have tombed
you have tombed
he/she/it has tombed
we have tombed
you have tombed
they have tombed
Past Continuous
I was tombing
you were tombing
he/she/it was tombing
we were tombing
you were tombing
they were tombing
Past Perfect
I had tombed
you had tombed
he/she/it had tombed
we had tombed
you had tombed
they had tombed
Future
I will tomb
you will tomb
he/she/it will tomb
we will tomb
you will tomb
they will tomb
Future Perfect
I will have tombed
you will have tombed
he/she/it will have tombed
we will have tombed
you will have tombed
they will have tombed
Future Continuous
I will be tombing
you will be tombing
he/she/it will be tombing
we will be tombing
you will be tombing
they will be tombing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tombing
you have been tombing
he/she/it has been tombing
we have been tombing
you have been tombing
they have been tombing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tombing
you will have been tombing
he/she/it will have been tombing
we will have been tombing
you will have been tombing
they will have been tombing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tombing
you had been tombing
he/she/it had been tombing
we had been tombing
you had been tombing
they had been tombing
Conditional
I would tomb
you would tomb
he/she/it would tomb
we would tomb
you would tomb
they would tomb
Past Conditional
I would have tombed
you would have tombed
he/she/it would have tombed
we would have tombed
you would have tombed
they would have tombed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tomb - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)tomb - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave
gravestone, tombstone, headstone - a stone that is used to mark a grave
mastaba, mastabah - an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof; "the Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba"
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"

tomb

noun grave, vault, crypt, mausoleum, sarcophagus, catacomb, sepulchre, burial chamber the tomb of the Unknown Soldier

tomb

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:
Translations
hrobkahrob
=-gravstedgravgravkammer
hauta
grob
sírsírbolt
gröf, grafhÿsi
무덤
antkapis
kaps
grobnica
grav
สุสานฝังศพ
mồ

tomb

[tuːm] Ntumba f, sepulcro m

tomb

[ˈtuːm] ntombe f

tomb

n (= grave)Grab nt; (= building)Grabmal nt

tomb

[tuːm] ntomba

tomb

(tuːm) noun
a hole or vault in the ground in which a dead body is put; a grave. He was buried in the family tomb.
ˈtombstone noun
an ornamental stone placed over a grave on which the dead person's name etc is engraved.

tomb

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References in classic literature ?
Well then," he said, "you want to see the tombs - graves - folks been buried, you know - coffins
You are an untruther," I replied, getting roused; "I do not want to see tombs - not your tombs.
But on hearing that he had not slept at home I was much alarmed, and hastened to the cemetery, where, unluckily, the tombs were all so alike that I could not discover which was the one I was in search of, though I spent four days in looking for it.
Very good," said Sancho; "but now I want to know- the tombs where the bodies of those great lords are, have they silver lamps before them, or are the walls of their chapels ornamented with crutches, winding-sheets, tresses of hair, legs and eyes in wax?
Then I too moved, but I had to go round headstones and railed-off tombs, and I stumbled over graves.
Denis, where the marble effigies of thirty generations of kings and queens lay stretched at length upon the tombs, and the sensations invoked were startling and novel; the curious armor, the obsolete costumes, the placid faces, the hands placed palm to palm in eloquent supplication--it was a vision of gray antiquity.
But Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
Such is the lot For ever of the great and wise, Whose tombs around us rise; Man honours where the grave remembers not.
This man was very fond of Diocles, a victor in the Olympic games, and when he left his country from a disgust at an improper passion which his mother Alithoe had entertained for him, and settled at Thebes, Philolaus followed him, where they both died, and where they still show their tombs placed in view of each other, but so disposed, that one of them looks towards Corinth, the other does not; the reason they give for this is, that Diodes, from his detestation of his mother's passion, would have his tomb so placed that no one could see Corinth from it; but Philolaus chose that it might be seen from his: and this was the cause of their living at Thebes.
Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her, And tempted her out of her gloom -- And conquered her scruples and gloom; And we passed to the end of the vista -- But were stopped by the door of a tomb -- By the door of a legended tomb: -- And I said -- "What is written, sweet sister, On the door of this legended tomb?
This house is dark and dull and dreer No light doth shine from far or near Its like the tomb.
Back to him over the waters, hollow and heartless, like laughter in a tomb, rang the voice of the Skipper: