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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ There's an underground tunnel that goes from here to an empty tomb in the churchyard.
▪ Mark records the women's reaction upon finding the Empty tomb as that of Fear.
▪ Against the old wall was an empty stone tomb.
▪ It is a lovely spot, in between the lake where the boys go swimming and a lot of old royal tombs.
▪ Many artefacts decorated in this way have been found in royal tombs on the mainland.
▪ The dust swirled around the royal tombs and sat in a pall over the lake.
▪ In the Mesara Plain the built tombs were usually circular.
▪ This mausoleum was built to house her tomb but it is empty now.
▪ Mark records the women's reaction upon finding the Empty tomb as that of Fear.
▪ Tom found the tomb vastly amusing.
▪ In the Churchyard you will find the tomb of his employer William Sanderson.
▪ Large bull hems have been found in tombs in Sardinia.
▪ In the body of the adjoining church you will find the impressive tomb of Martim Mendes Vasconselos, son-in-law of Zarco.
▪ An inscription bearing this monogram was found in a tomb at Pompeii, dating from two and a half centuries before.
▪ Many artefacts decorated in this way have been found in royal tombs on the mainland.
▪ Among the wooden objects found in the tombs there are also traces of wheeled vehicles such as three-piece disc wheels and hubs.
▪ After several days, when the sisters visited the tomb, the fragrance was still there.
▪ the tomb of Saint Francis
▪ Her body was taken to Sicily by three women, where the afflicted have been cured at her tomb for centuries.
▪ Here also is the celebrated tomb of Saint Xavier.
▪ His patronage is due to the high recovery rate of hernia sufferers at his tomb.
▪ I went back to Ralemberg's house but it was all sealed up like a tomb so I left it alone.
▪ Once it used to be just child psychology but we now know that we develop all the time from womb to tomb.
▪ Strong traces of radioactivity were discovered in the tombs, which is credited with having arrested dissolution.
▪ There was more to this, when Sammler was boarding in the tomb.
▪ This made my delight at finding King Felin's tomb all the more great.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tomb \Tomb\, n. [OE. tombe, toumbe, F. tombe, LL. tumba, fr. Gr. ? a tomb, grave; perhaps akin to L. tumulus a mound. Cf. Tumulus.]

  1. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.

    As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.

  2. A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead. ``In tomb of marble stones.''

  3. A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.

    Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb.

    Tomb bat (Zo["o]l.), any one of species of Old World bats of the genus Taphozous which inhabit tombs, especially the Egyptian species ( Taphozous perforatus).


Tomb \Tomb\,, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tombed; p. pr. & vb. n. Tombing.] To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.

I tombed my brother that I might be blessed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, tumbe, early 14c. tomb, from Anglo-French tumbe and directly from Old French tombe "tomb, monument, tombstone" (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (also source of Italian tomba, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, cairn," generally "grave, tomb," perhaps from PIE root *teue- (2) "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent about the time of the spelling shift (compare lamb, dumb). Modern French tombeau is from Vulgar Latin diminutive *tumbellus. The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.


n. 1 A small building (or "vault") for the remains of the dead, with walls, a roof, and (if it is to be used for more than one corpse) a door. It may be partly or wholly in the ground (except for its entrance) in a cemetery, or it may be inside a church proper or in its crypt. Single tombs may be permanently sealed; those for families (or other groups) have doors for access whenever needed. 2 A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave. vb. (context transitive English) To bury.


n. a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave" [syn: grave]


A tomb (from tumbos) is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally any structurally enclosed interment space or burial chamber, of varying sizes.

Usage examples of "tomb".

It was to have been a glorious rebirth--but not all souls were approved, nor were all tombs inviolate, so that certain grotesque mistakes and fiendish abnormalities were to be looked for.

The tomb is recessed in the wall of the aisle, and consists of a lower storey for the coffin with a flat top, with a front of open stone work in eight divisions, each containing a quatrefoil.

Behind the walled-up arch also in this aisle is a tomb, said to have been erected either to or by Thomas Huxey, who was treasurer of York from 1418 to 1424.

In the westernmost bay of the north aisle is the tomb of William of Hatfield, second son of Edward III.

One bay east, and on the opposite side of the aisle, is the tomb of Archbishop Savage, who died in 1507.

Remembering tomb mounds of Alata, in the valley of the Onion, and the traps set there for robbers, he felt his way step by cautious step.

All she would have for company then were the stars above her and the spirit of the alchemist, whose body was preserved in a crystal tomb behind the fall.

The eyes must be placed in the tomb of the alchemist, where they belong.

What if the field around the amalgam affected the tomb, too, like the pan in the experiment.

This stench was nothing which any of the Fenners had ever encountered before, and produced a kind of clutching, amorphous fear beyond that of the tomb or the charnel-house.

I heard it, and knew no more--heard it as I sat petrified in that unknown cemetery in the hollow, amidst the crumbling stones and the falling tombs, the rank vegetation and the miasmal vapors--heard it well up from the innermost depths of that damnable open sepulcher as I watched amorphous, necrophagous shadows dance beneath an accursed waning moon.

Fictional apocryphal accounts from the second century contain all kinds of flowery narratives, in which Jesus comes out of the tomb in glory and power, with everybody seeing him, including the priests, Jewish authorities, and Roman guards.

It seemed to me to be such an ordinary discovery, until I learned that some of the granules were identified by optical crystallography to be travertine aragonite that had a spectral signature matching limestone samples taken from ancient Jerusalem tombs.

Tombs, Benjamin, and Jefferson Davis upon vital issues which, transferred later from forum and from Senate, were to find bloody arbitrament by arms.

Then the aumbries of the most famous monasteries were thrown open, cases were unlocked and caskets were undone, and volumes that had slumbered through long ages in their tombs wake up and are astonished, and those that had lain hidden in dark places are bathed in the ray of unwonted light.