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 ?
And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud by night Chilling my ANNABEL LEE; So that her high-born kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up, in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea.
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride In her sepulchre there by the sea - In her tomb by the side of the sea.
With the pickaxe he at once began to destroy the empty sepulchre in the middle of the tomb.
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.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
You had better have tarried there to fight for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre,'' said the Templar.
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.
Well, then, all the world, at that time, was in a wild excitement about the Holy Sepulchre.
In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.
Likewise glorious gifts and foundations, are like sacrifices without salt; and but the painted sepulchres of alms, which soon will putrefy, and corrupt inwardly.
for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed ap- pear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
In an unprecedented move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City was closed on Sunday, and will remain closed indefinitely in protest of municipal legislation that would allow Israeli authorities to expropriate Church land.