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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
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=-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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It beckoned, gliding noiselessly before him down a corridor as dark and cold as any tomb.
But he's written a wonderful story, telling how he happened to come across the ancient manuscripts in the tomb of some old Indian whose mummy he unearthed on a trip to Central America.
Latterly, there were rumors (which few believed, and only one or two felt greatly interested in) that this long-buried man was likely, for some reason or other, to be summoned forth from his living tomb.
Here, no doubt, statistics of the former commerce of Salem might be discovered, and memorials of her princely merchants -- old King Derby -- old Billy Gray -- old Simon Forrester -- and many another magnate in his day, whose powdered head, however, was scarcely in the tomb before his mountain pile of wealth began to dwindle.
We had paused, on the path from the gate, by a low, oblong, tablelike tomb.
Blocks of blackness, not houses, on either hand, and here and there a candle, like a candle moving about in a tomb.
They were lost, they were going down-- and there was no deliverance for them, no hope; for all the help it gave them the vast city in which they lived might have been an ocean waste, a wilderness, a desert, a tomb.
Weep not for those whom the veil of the tomb, In life's early morning, hath hid from our eyes.
A newspaper has its faults, and plenty of them, but no matter, it's hark from the tomb for a dead nation, and don't you forget it.
This house is dark and dull and dreer No light doth shine from far or near Its like the tomb.
It was a glorious resurrection, from the tomb of slavery, to the heaven of freedom.
My conjecture had been correct: the strangers had slipped in before us, and they now stood by the vault of the Rochesters, their backs towards us, viewing through the rails the old time-stained marble tomb, where a kneeling angel guarded the remains of Damer de Rochester, slain at Marston Moor in the time of the civil wars, and of Elizabeth, his wife.