Sepulcher

Definition of Sepulcher

Sep´ul`cher
n.1.The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a tomb.
The stony entrance of this sepulcher.
- Shak.
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher.
- John xx. 1.
A whited sepulcher
Fig.: Any person who is fair outwardly but unclean or vile within. See Matt. xxiii. 27.
- Matt. xxiii. 27.
v. t.1.To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered.
[imp. & p. p. Sepulchered or Sepulchred ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Sepulchering or Sepulchring ( ).]
And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
- Milton.

Related Words

burial chamber, burial vault, chamber, crypt, grave, Holy Sepulcher, Holy Sepulchre, mausoleum, monument, repository, sepulchre, sepulture, tomb, vault
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