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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tomb  \Tomb\,,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tombed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  place  in  a  tomb;  to  bury;  to  inter;  to  entomb. 
  I  tombed  my  brother  that  I  might  be  blessed.  --Chapman. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tomb  \Tomb\,  n.  [OE.  tombe,  toumbe  F.  tombe,  LL  tumba,  fr  Gr 
  ?  a  tomb,  grave;  perhaps  akin  to  L.  tumulus  a  mound.  Cf 
  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}). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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"  [syn:  {grave}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  TOMB,  n.  The  House  of  Indifference.  Tombs  are  now  by  common  consent 
  invested  with  a  certain  sanctity,  but  when  they  have  been  long 
  tenanted  it  is  considered  no  sin  to  break  them  open  and  rifle  them 
  the  famous  Egyptologist,  Dr  Huggyns,  explaining  that  a  tomb  may  be 
  innocently  glened"  as  soon  as  its  occupant  is  done  "smellynge,"  the 
  soul  being  then  all  exhaled.  This  reasonable  view  is  now  generally 
  accepted  by  archaeologists,  whereby  the  noble  science  of  Curiosity  has 
  been  greatly  dignified. 

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