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Meaning of TOMB

Pronunciation:  toom

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

TOMB is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: grave
 See Also: burial chamber, gravestone, headstone, mastaba, mastabah, place, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture, spot, tombstone, topographic point



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tomb\, n. [OE. tombe, toumbe, F. tombe, LL. tumba, fr. Gr.
    ? a tomb, grave; perhaps akin to L. tumulus a mound. Cf.
    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. ``In
       tomb of marble stones.'' --Chaucer.
    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} (Zo["o]l.), any one of species of Old World bats
       of the genus {Taphozous} which inhabit tombs, especially
       the Egyptian species ({T. perforatus}).
  2. \Tomb\,, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tombed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
          I tombed my brother that I might be blessed. --Chapman.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing tombs on your dream means aspects of yourself which you have kept hidden and buried away. Dreaming that you see your own tomb indicates that you are about to venture into parts of your personality which have been forgotten or have died.