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crypt

 (krĭpt)
n.
1. An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
2. Anatomy A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.

[Latin crypta, from Greek kruptē, from feminine of kruptos, hidden, from kruptein, to hide.]
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crypt

(krɪpt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a cellar, vault, or underground chamber, esp beneath a church, where it is often used as a chapel, burial place, etc
2. (Anatomy) anatomy any pitlike recess or depression
[C18: from Latin crypta, from Greek kruptē vault, secret place, from kruptos hidden, from kruptein to hide]
ˈcryptal adj
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crypt

(krɪpt)

n.
1. a subterranean chamber or vault, esp. one beneath the main floor of a church, used as a burial place, a location for secret meetings, etc.
2. Anat.
a. any recess or depression.
b. a small glandular cavity.
[1555–65; < Latin crypta < Greek kryptḗ hidden place, n. use of feminine of kryptós hidden, v. adj. of krýptein to hide]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave
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crypt

noun vault, tomb, catacomb, ossuary, undercroft people buried in the crypt of an old London church
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crypt

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:
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Translations
سِرداب، ديماس، قَبْو تَحت كنيسـه
krypta
gravhvælvingkrypt
KryptaKrypte
altemplomkripta
hvelfing
kripta
kapenes
krypta
mahzen mezar

crypt

[krɪpt] Ncripta f
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crypt

[ˈkrɪpt] ncrypte f
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crypt

nKrypta f; (= burial crypt)Gruft f
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crypt

[krɪpt] ncripta
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crypt

(kript) noun
a room under a church, used for burying people.
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crypt

n. cripta, pequeño receso tubular.
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References in classic literature ?
What stirred in the brain crypts of Borckman's heredity, stirred in the brain- crypts of Jerry's heredity.
For many thousands of generations he had been away from it; yet, deep down in the crypts of being, tied about and wrapped up in every muscle and nerve of him, was the indelible record of the days in the wild when dim ancestors had run with the pack and at the same time developed the pack and themselves.
She did not have the expert's eye for the depth of chest, the wide nostrils, the recuperative lungs, and the muscles under their satin sheaths-- crypts of energy wherein lurked the chemistry of destruction.
"When you are near me I have feelings similar to those produced by dank warehouses, gloomy crypts, and deep mines.
And when I would come upon my father, seated at table in these subterranean crypts, gambling with Chinese for great stakes of gold, all my outrage gave vent in the vilest cursing.
Possessed of more than a cursory knowledge of astronomy, he took a sick man's pleasure in speculating as to the dwellers on the unseen worlds of those incredibly remote suns, to haunt whose houses of light, life came forth, a shy visitant, from the rayless crypts of matter.
We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame.
With the Cathedral crypt he is better acquainted than any living authority; it may even be than any dead one.
"This be the castle's crypt," whispered Joan; "and they do say that strange happenings occur here in the still watches of the night, and that when the castle sleeps the castle's dead rise from their coffins and shake their dry bones.
The ten liveried archers were variously disposed about the church to keep him company; two of them being locked in a tiny crypt, three in the belfry, "to ring us a wedding peal," as Robin said; and the others under quire seats or in the vestry.
Zephaniah Crypt's Charity, under the stimulus of a late visitation by commissioners, were beginning to apply long- accumulating funds to the rebuilding of the Yellow Coat School, which was henceforth to be carried forward on a greatly-extended scale, the testator having left no restrictions concerning the curriculum, but only concerning the coat.
Why had our incomprehensible guide led us to the bottom of this submarine crypt? I was soon to know.