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Tomb meaning

tomb - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.
  2. 2. A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead.
  3. 3. A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
  4. 4. To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
  5. 5. A grave; vault for the dead.

tomb - examples of usage

  1. But, naturally enough, she was well provided with friends who lived in the neighborhood of Shakespeare's tomb, and were delighted to welcome her; and she left later to catch her train in the best of spirits. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Above her nursery fireplace hung a photograph of her grandfather's tomb in Poets' Corner, and she was told in one of those moments of grown- up confidence which are so tremendously impressive to the child's mind, that he was buried there because he was a " good and great man." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. There will be found again a little further, always to the east, the tomb of Fothad Airgdech. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
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