Tomb

Definition of Tomb

n.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.
- Shak.
2.A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead.
3.A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb.
- Shak.
Tomb bat
(Zool.) any one of species of Old World bats of the genus Taphozous which inhabit tombs, especially the Egyptian species (Taphozous perforatus).
v. t.1.To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
[imp. & p. p. Tombed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tombing.]
I tombed my brother that I might be blessed.
- Chapman.

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