Associations to the word «Tomb»

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TOMB, noun. A small building (or "vault") for the remains of the dead, with walls, a roof, and (if it is to be used for more than one corpse) a door. It may be partly or wholly in the ground (except for its entrance) in a cemetery, or it may be inside a church proper or in its crypt. Single tombs may be permanently sealed; those for families (or other groups) have doors for access whenever needed.
TOMB, noun. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave.
TOMB, noun. One who keeps secrets.
TOMB, verb. (transitive) To bury.
TOMB BAT, noun. Any of various species of Old World bats of the genus Taphozous which inhabit tombs, especially the Egyptian species Taphozous perforatus.
TOMB BATS, noun. Plural of tomb bat
TOMB SWEEPING DAY, proper noun. An annual Chinese holiday on the first day of the fifth solar term in the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar (April 4 or 5), during which families gather to honor their ancestors and clean their tombs. The festival is also associated with the consumption of qingtun.
TOMB SWEEPING FESTIVAL, proper noun. Alternative term for Tomb Sweeping Day

Dictionary definition

TOMB, noun. 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".

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