WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
tomb /tum/USA pronunciation n. [countable] a hole dug in earth for the burial of a corpse;
a grave.
a large burial chamber or the like.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tomb /tuːm/ n
  1. a place, esp a vault beneath the ground, for the burial of a corpse
  2. a stone or other monument to the dead
  3. the tomb
    a poetic term for death
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French tombe, from Late Latin tumba burial mound, from Greek tumbos; related to Latin tumēre to swell, Middle Irish tomm hill



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