mausoleum


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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.

mausoleum


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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.
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They have a grand mausoleum in Florence, which they built to bury our Lord and Saviour and the Medici family in.
Twelve years had passed since I had laid the body of my great-uncle, Captain John Carter, of Virginia, away from the sight of men in that strange mausoleum in the old cemetery at Richmond.
In one of the most secluded portions of the valley within a stone's cast of Fayaway's lake--for so I christened the scene of our island yachting--and hard by a growth of palms, which stood ranged in order along both banks of the stream, waving their green arms as if to do honour to its passage, was the mausoleum of a deceased, warrior chief.
Of course, Aunt Myra could not be neglected, and, with secret despair, Rose went to the "Mausoleum," as the boys called her gloomy abode.
And in my book-walled den, the mausoleum of the thoughts of men, I take my drink, and other drinks, and roust out the sleeping dogs from the recesses of my brain and hallo them on over the walls of prejudice and law and through all the cunning labyrinths of superstition and belief.
But you know that my memory is merely a mausoleum of proper names.
She had proved an excellent wife to one of our most tedious ambassadors, and having buried her husband properly in a marble mausoleum, which she had herself designed, and married off her daughters to some rich, rather elderly men, she devoted herself now to the pleasures of French fiction, French cookery, and French esprit when she could get it.
"This is a magnificent habitation," said Beauchamp, looking towards the mausoleum; "a summer and winter palace.
Now, as Archer rang the bell, the long tinkle seemed to echo through a mausoleum; and the surprise of the butler who at length responded to the call was as great as though he had been summoned from his final sleep.
A modern traveller, in twelve lines, burdens the poor little island with the following titles, -- it is a grave, tomb, pyramid, cemetery, sepulchre, catacomb, sarcophagus, minaret, and mausoleum!
It was like a message from the night of the grave; for this man's body had become his mausoleum. And there, in so strange sepulchre, his spirit fluttered and lived.
Yet have I lived, and I kiss my hand to the dear dust of my Princess long asleep in the great mausoleum of King John that looks across the Vale of Manona to the alien flag that floats over the bungalow of the British Government House.