Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

sepulcher

[sep-uhl-ker]
See more synonyms for sepulcher on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a tomb, grave, or burial place.
  2. Also called Easter sepulcher. Ecclesiastical.
    1. a cavity in a mensa for containing relics of martyrs.
    2. a structure or a recess in some old churches in which the Eucharist was deposited with due ceremonies on Good Friday and taken out at Easter in commemoration of Christ's entombment and Resurrection.
Show More
verb (used with object)
  1. to place in a sepulcher; bury.
Show More
Also especially British, sep·ul·chre.

Origin of sepulcher

1150–1200; Middle English sepulcre < Old French < Latin sepulcrum, equivalent to sepul- (variant stem of sepelīre to bury) + -crum noun suffix of place
Related formsun·sep·ul·cher, verb (used with object)

Synonyms

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

burialrepositorycryptcatacombvaulttombnecropolisentomb

Examples from the Web for sepulcher

Historical Examples

  • Then, covered by a mourning robe, they visited the Church of the Sepulcher.

    Peter the Hermit

    Daniel A. Goodsell

  • His monument also, and sepulcher, are in the city of Gabatha.

  • They came to see the sepulcher and were bringing spices in their hands.

  • At the call of the Life-giver, he that had been dead came to the door of the sepulcher.

  • At this sepulcher they were not only devout, but also merry.