verb (used with object)
Origin of tomb
Examples from the Web for tomb
In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.
He has put flowers on the tomb of John Paul II,” said Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, “I think that is enough.
But the proud stone lion that once stood atop the tomb, as Peristeri has often maintained, suggests a male occupant and a warrior.
The tomb, though much smaller than the palace, is similarly a vision of ornate twists, arches, and peaks.
Archeological finds at the Amphipolis tomb may date back to Alexander the Great.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger|James Romm|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the midst shone the single pure flame of a massive silver lamp, rifled from the tomb of a saint.The Mercy of Allah|Hilaire Belloc
He first appears in Castle Dangerous as "Knight of the tomb."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Then we arose, and ascended the stairway, and my uncle ordered the workmen to replace the stones upon the tomb.
He also was the first for whom family piety sought to provide a happy life beyond the tomb.
That death embrace and the tomb were, then, only solemn mockeries!
British Dictionary definitions for tomb
Word Origin for tomb
Word Origin and History for tomb
late 13c., from Anglo-French tumbe, Old French tombe (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (cf. Italian tomba, French tombe, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb). The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.