sepulchre


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sep·ul·chre

 (sĕp′əl-kər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of sepulcher.

sepulchre

(ˈsɛpəlkə) or

sepulcher

n
1. a burial vault, tomb, or grave
2. (Architecture) Also called: Easter sepulchre a separate alcove in some medieval churches in which the Eucharistic elements were kept from Good Friday until the Easter ceremonies
vb
(tr) to bury in a sepulchre
[C12: from Old French sépulcre, from Latin sepulcrum, from sepelīre to bury]

sepulchre


Past participle: sepulchred
Gerund: sepulchring

Imperative
sepulchre
sepulchre
Present
I sepulchre
you sepulchre
he/she/it sepulchres
we sepulchre
you sepulchre
they sepulchre
Preterite
I sepulchred
you sepulchred
he/she/it sepulchred
we sepulchred
you sepulchred
they sepulchred
Present Continuous
I am sepulchring
you are sepulchring
he/she/it is sepulchring
we are sepulchring
you are sepulchring
they are sepulchring
Present Perfect
I have sepulchred
you have sepulchred
he/she/it has sepulchred
we have sepulchred
you have sepulchred
they have sepulchred
Past Continuous
I was sepulchring
you were sepulchring
he/she/it was sepulchring
we were sepulchring
you were sepulchring
they were sepulchring
Past Perfect
I had sepulchred
you had sepulchred
he/she/it had sepulchred
we had sepulchred
you had sepulchred
they had sepulchred
Future
I will sepulchre
you will sepulchre
he/she/it will sepulchre
we will sepulchre
you will sepulchre
they will sepulchre
Future Perfect
I will have sepulchred
you will have sepulchred
he/she/it will have sepulchred
we will have sepulchred
you will have sepulchred
they will have sepulchred
Future Continuous
I will be sepulchring
you will be sepulchring
he/she/it will be sepulchring
we will be sepulchring
you will be sepulchring
they will be sepulchring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sepulchring
you have been sepulchring
he/she/it has been sepulchring
we have been sepulchring
you have been sepulchring
they have been sepulchring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sepulchring
you will have been sepulchring
he/she/it will have been sepulchring
we will have been sepulchring
you will have been sepulchring
they will have been sepulchring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sepulchring
you had been sepulchring
he/she/it had been sepulchring
we had been sepulchring
you had been sepulchring
they had been sepulchring
Conditional
I would sepulchre
you would sepulchre
he/she/it would sepulchre
we would sepulchre
you would sepulchre
they would sepulchre
Past Conditional
I would have sepulchred
you would have sepulchred
he/she/it would have sepulchred
we would have sepulchred
you would have sepulchred
they would have sepulchred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sepulchre - a chamber that is used as a gravesepulchre - 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)

sepulchre

noun tomb, grave, vault, mausoleum, sarcophagus, burial place Death holds him in his sepulchre.
Translations
قَبْر، ضَريح
hrobka
gravkammer
grafhÿsi
kaip iš po žemiųkapaskapų
kapeneskaps

sepulchre

sepulcher (US) [ˈsepəlkəʳ] N (poet) → sepulcro m
whited sepulchresepulcro m blanqueado

sepulchre

, (US) sepulcher
nGrabstätte f; the Holy Sepulchredas Heilige Grab

sepulchre

sepulcher (Am) [ˈsɛplkəʳ] n (liter) → sepolcro

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 ?
For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
You had better have tarried there to fight for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre,'' said the Templar.
With the pickaxe he at once began to destroy the empty sepulchre in the middle of the tomb.
And if truth to life is the main thing the drama should keep in view, how is it possible for any average understanding to be satisfied when the action is supposed to pass in the time of King Pepin or Charlemagne, and the principal personage in it they represent to be the Emperor Heraclius who entered Jerusalem with the cross and won the Holy Sepulchre, like Godfrey of Bouillon, there being years innumerable between the one and the other?
In the matter of sepulchre, for instance, I could see no signs of crematoria nor anything suggestive of tombs.
This -- this alone I fear, That from yon twinkling mirror of delight The unreal flowers may fade; that with the breath Of the fiery flying Dragon they will fall Petal by petal, slowly, yet too soon, Into the world's green sepulchre.
He thought himself in a sepulchre, into which a ray of sunlight in pity scarcely penetrated.
And therefore I have bidden these funeral friends, and bespoken the sexton's deepest knell, and am come, in my shroud, to wed you, as with a burial service, that we may join our hands at the door of the sepulchre, and enter it together.
And now there was a new leaf to be turned over, and it was a picture--that of the angel seated on the great stone that has been rolled away from the sepulchre.
At daybreak Achilles drags him cruelly round the sepulchre of his dear comrade, but it does him no hurt.
He stood before them, and such eye-beams as they found available they leveled at him; Newman feeling as if the door of a sepulchre had suddenly been opened, and the damp darkness were being exhaled.
It would have been a sad spectacle to see such an assortment of valuable articles tumbling into the sepulchre.