- 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
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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