- an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse; grave.
- a mausoleum, burial chamber, or the like.
- a monument for housing or commemorating a dead person.
- any sepulchral structure.
- to place in or as if in a tomb; entomb; bury.
Origin of tomb
Examples from the Web for tombed
Their last honours 'twas mine to pay, 'twas mine to see them tombed, their funeral rites to prepare was mine.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson
Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
And the old gentleman ran on with some anecdote of the dear dead days in which his heart was tombed.The Truth About Tristrem Varick
- a place, esp a vault beneath the ground, for the burial of a corpse
- a stone or other monument to the dead
- the tomb a poetic term for death
- anything serving as a burial placethe sea was his tomb
- (tr) rare to place in a tomb; entomb
Word Origin and History for tombed
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.