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mau·so·le·um

 (mô′sə-lē′əm, -zə-)
n. pl. mau·so·le·ums or mau·so·le·a (-lē′ə)
1. A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs.
2. A gloomy, usually large room or building.

[Middle English, from Latin Mausōlēum, from Greek Mausōleion, from Mausōlos, Mausolus (died c. 353 bc), Persian satrap of Caria whose tomb was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.]

mau′so·le′an adj.

mausoleum

(ˌmɔːsəˈlɪəm)
n, pl -leums or -lea (-ˈlɪə)
a large stately tomb
[C16: via Latin from Greek mausōleion, the tomb of Mausolus, king of Caria; built at Halicarnassus in the 4th century bc]
ˌmausoˈlean adj

mau•so•le•um

(ˌmɔ səˈli əm, -zə-)

n., pl. -le•ums, -le•a (-ˈli ə)
1. a stately tomb.
2. a burial place for the remains of many individuals.
3. a large oppressive building or room.
4. (cap.) the tomb at Halicarnassus of the Carian satrap Mausolus (died 353 b.c.).
[1375–1425; < Latin < Greek Maussōleîon, derivative of Maús(s)ōlos Mausolus]
mau`so•le′an, adj.

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A large, grand tomb comprising a separate structure or building.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mausoleum - a large burial chamber, usually above groundmausoleum - a large burial chamber, usually above ground
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave

mausoleum

noun crypt, tomb, vault, catacomb, sepulchre, charnel house, burial chamber His tomb lies in the great mausoleum under a slab of jade.

mausoleum

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:
Translations
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mauzoleum
mausolæum
mauzóleum
veglegt grafhÿsi
mauzoliejus
mauzolejs
mauzóleum

mausoleum

[ˌmɔːsəˈliːəm] N (mausoleums or mausolea (pl)) [ˌmɔːsəˈlɪə]mausoleo m

mausoleum

[ˌmɔːzəˈliːəm] nmausolée m

mausoleum

nMausoleum nt

mausoleum

[ˌmɔːsəˈlɪəm] nmausoleo

mausoleum

(moːsəˈliəm) noun
a very fine tomb, often with a monument. They buried the duke in the mausoleum.