- to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
- to serve as a tomb for: Florentine churches entomb many great men.
Origin of entomb
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Examples from the Web for entombment
On the wall beneath are the Descent from the Cross and the Entombment.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Winchester</p>
Philip Walsingham Sergeant
The Entombment followed, the Madonna in black lamenting and weeping.Castellinaria
Henry Festing Jones
There was another painting, also by the Princess, representing the Entombment.The Empress Frederick; a memoir
Coxcie, altar-piece (the entombment) and frescoes by Salviati.Walks in Rome
Augustus J.C. Hare
The second chapel on the eastern side of the south transept contained an Entombment dating from 1531.
- to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
- to serve as a tomb for
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Word Origin and History for entombment
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