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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Burns' body was entombed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
▪ Likewise the ground, the concrete, which did not cleave to devour or entomb him.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Entomb \En*tomb"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entombed; p. pr. & vb. n. Entombing.] [Pref. en- + tomb: cf. OF. entomber.] To deposit in a tomb, as a dead body; to bury; to inter; to inhume.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, from Old French entomber "place in a tomb," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + tombe "tomb" (see tomb). Related: Entombed; entombing. The earlier verb was simply tomb (c.1300).


vb. (context transitive English) to deposit in a tomb


v. place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaos were entombed in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday" [syn: bury, inhume, inter, lay to rest]

Usage examples of "entomb".

In Klatch there is a mountain with many caves, and in those caves are entombed more than a hundred thousand old books, mostly religious, each one in a white linen shroud.

I recognize a creature of ancient Egypt reanimated after being entombed alive for millennia?

I walked to the edge of the rockpile and kicked at it despairingly, thinking that she must have failed to reach the shelter in time, that she lay entombed now under that great mass here.

The ground on which they were standing turned glassy, insubstantial -- a smoky matrix in which something huge lay entombed.

Ne stayd he, till he came vnto the place,Where late his treasure he entombed had,Where when he found it not (for Trompart baceHad it purloyned for his maister bad:)With extreme fury he became quite mad,And ran away, ran with himselfe away:That who so straungely had him seene bestad,With vpstart haire, and staring eyes dismay,From Limbo lake him late escaped sure would say.

He walked between the ancient forebears of his line, entombed in the walls and upon great catafalques Kings and queens, princes and princesses, scoundrels and rogues, saints and scholars lined his way.

The disease which had thus entombed the lady in the maturity of youth, had left, as usual in all maladies of a strictly cataleptical character, the mockery of a faint blush upon the bosom and the face, and that suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip which is so terrible in death.

That marvelous coloratura, entombed on laser-read record flecks, was preserved forever while the singer herself was silenced, sacrificed along with so many other things for the alleged greater good of the Human Polity of the Galactic Milieu.

Listen to these: the Sea of Light, the Crown of the Moon, the Great Mogul___2 Craig ransacked his memory for stories to keep them from dwelling on the hopelessness of their position, from the despair of truly realizing that they were entombed alive deep in the earth.

O, how accursed is that system, which entombs the godlike mind of man, defaces the divine image, reduces those who by crea tion were crowned with glory and honor to a level with four-footed beasts, and exalts the dealer in hu man flesh above all that is called God!

When he heard this voice, coming (as we soon realized) from a great mausoleum where a murdered agha had been entombed, he was about to bolt for the city gates.

The brine shrimp and the algae and a few other hardy aquatic forms would thrive until the waters drained and evaporated away, leaving fresh eggs and spores entombed in the sediment to await the next Hundred-Year Storm.

This man, this creature, had been entombed in the Eighteenth Dynasty, over three thousand years ago.

Unless the small presence she sensed would come to his aid, he would spend the rest of time in this entombed state.

There were no such things as Druids and entombed bodybuilding Scotsmen and Orders filled with Fairies, Pixies and who knew what else.