Word of the Day: Tomb
tomb / to͞om
1. a place for the burial of a corpse; a grave
We all will die, but our tombs will differ.
2. a vault or chamber where the dead are buried
For a greedy man even his tomb is too small.
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
1. to entomb; to inter; to bury
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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.