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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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This becalmed sunny village is little changed from the 1800s, although the earliest stone near St Elian Church is a chest tomb of the Holland family from 1612.