- a place, esp a vault beneath the ground, for the burial of a corpse
- a stone or other monument to the dead
- the tomb ⇒
a poetic term for death
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a hole dug in earth for the burial of a corpse;
- a large burial chamber or the like.
- an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse;
- a mausoleum, burial chamber, or the like.
- a monument for housing or commemorating a dead person.
- any sepulchral structure.
- to place in or as if in a tomb;
tomb ′less, adj.
tomb ′like′, adj.
- Greek týmbos burial mound; akin to Latin tumēre to swell. See tumor, tumulus
- Late Latin tumba
- Anglo-French; Old French tombe
- Middle English tumbe 1225–75