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[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"


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grave

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\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. --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}).
\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. --Chapman.

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