sepulcher


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sep·ul·cher

 (sĕp′əl-kər)
n.
1. A burial vault.
2. A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
tr.v. sep·ul·chered, sep·ul·cher·ing, sep·ul·chers
To place into a sepulcher; inter.

[Middle English sepulcre, from Old French, from Latin sepulcrum, sepulchrum, from sepultus, past participle of sepelīre, to bury the dead.]

sep•ul•cher

(ˈsɛp əl kər)

n.
1. a tomb, grave, or burial place.
v.t.
2. to place in a sepulcher; bury.
[1150–1200; sepulcre < Old French < Latin sepulcrum]

sepulcher


Past participle: sepulchered
Gerund: sepulchering

Imperative
sepulcher
sepulcher
Present
I sepulcher
you sepulcher
he/she/it sepulchers
we sepulcher
you sepulcher
they sepulcher
Preterite
I sepulchered
you sepulchered
he/she/it sepulchered
we sepulchered
you sepulchered
they sepulchered
Present Continuous
I am sepulchering
you are sepulchering
he/she/it is sepulchering
we are sepulchering
you are sepulchering
they are sepulchering
Present Perfect
I have sepulchered
you have sepulchered
he/she/it has sepulchered
we have sepulchered
you have sepulchered
they have sepulchered
Past Continuous
I was sepulchering
you were sepulchering
he/she/it was sepulchering
we were sepulchering
you were sepulchering
they were sepulchering
Past Perfect
I had sepulchered
you had sepulchered
he/she/it had sepulchered
we had sepulchered
you had sepulchered
they had sepulchered
Future
I will sepulcher
you will sepulcher
he/she/it will sepulcher
we will sepulcher
you will sepulcher
they will sepulcher
Future Perfect
I will have sepulchered
you will have sepulchered
he/she/it will have sepulchered
we will have sepulchered
you will have sepulchered
they will have sepulchered
Future Continuous
I will be sepulchering
you will be sepulchering
he/she/it will be sepulchering
we will be sepulchering
you will be sepulchering
they will be sepulchering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sepulchering
you have been sepulchering
he/she/it has been sepulchering
we have been sepulchering
you have been sepulchering
they have been sepulchering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sepulchering
you will have been sepulchering
he/she/it will have been sepulchering
we will have been sepulchering
you will have been sepulchering
they will have been sepulchering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sepulchering
you had been sepulchering
he/she/it had been sepulchering
we had been sepulchering
you had been sepulchering
they had been sepulchering
Conditional
I would sepulcher
you would sepulcher
he/she/it would sepulcher
we would sepulcher
you would sepulcher
they would sepulcher
Past Conditional
I would have sepulchered
you would have sepulchered
he/she/it would have sepulchered
we would have sepulchered
you would have sepulchered
they would have sepulchered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sepulcher - a chamber that is used as a gravesepulcher - a chamber that is used as a grave  
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
tomb, grave - 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"
mausoleum - a large burial chamber, usually above ground
monument, repository - a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
burial vault, vault - a burial chamber (usually underground)

sepulcher

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:
Translations

sepulchre

(American) sepulcher (ˈsepəlkə) noun
a tomb.
seˈpulchral (-ˈpal-) adjective
1. of tombs or burials.
2. gloomy or dismal. a deep, sepulchral voice.
References in classic literature ?
As for the world, it is a sepulcher and nothing else.
Scarcely had he pronounced these words, when the impulse of the fall augmented the weight; the enormous rock sank down, pressed by those others which sank in from the sides, and, as it were, swallowed up Porthos in a sepulcher of badly jointed stones.
The giant slept the eternal sleep, in the sepulcher which God had built about him to his measure.
In Palestine," said Sir Richard, "battling like a brave Christian soldier for the cross and the holy sepulcher.
As for me, I will over the salt sea, and so to Palestine to join my son in fight for the holy sepulcher.
There would his body he preserved in its icy sepulcher for countless ages, until on some far distant day the slow-moving river of ice had wound its snail-like way down to the warmer level, there to disgorge its grisly evidence of grim tragedy, and what in that far future age, might mean baffling mystery.
No sound reached to the buried depths of his sepulcher.
If they still lived, they might some day come upon the ruined remnants of this great plane hanging in its lofty sepulcher and hazard vain guesses and be filled with wonder; but they would never know; and I could not but be glad that they would not know that Tom Billings had sealed their death-warrants by his criminal selfishness.
Digging about the obstacle, I presently loosened it, and when I had withdrawn it from its sepulcher I found the thing to be an ancient brick of clay, baked in an oven.
In a very few hours I arrived in a city that always makes me think of a whited sepulcher.
Outwardly they may be as whited sepulchers and inwardly as ravening wolves, that's what.
Ruse is a Knight in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and a Knight in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher.