tomb tomb / to͞om noun: 1. a place for the burial of a corpse; a grave We all will die, but our tombs will differ. Malawian Proverb 2. a vault or chamber where the dead are buried For a greedy man even his tomb is too small. Tajikistani Proverb 3. a monument to preserve the memory of the deceased For the whole earth is the tomb of famous men; not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions in their own country, but in foreign lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men. Pericles. 495 BC – 429 BC 4. (figuratively) death And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb: Our birth is nothing but our death begun. Edward Young, 1683 – 1765 verb: 1. to entomb; to inter; to bury Please help us find a good sample sentence for this meaning of tomb. Etymology tomb: from the Anglo-French noun tumbe, from the Old French tombe, from the Late Latin tomba, from the German tymbos (burial mound) Thanks to Allen Ward for this etymology.