noun. ['ˈtuːm'] a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone).
- topographic point
- burial chamber
- tumba (Latin)
- τύμβος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Words that Rhyme with Tomb
Example sentences of the word tomb
The cobra with raised head is found everywhere in Egyptian tomb art.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Greece commemorates its military dead at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Parliament Square in Athens.
Quotes containing the word tomb
1. This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
- William Shakespeare
2. I died for beauty but was scarceAdjusted in the tomb,When one who died for truth was lainIn an adjoining room.He questioned softly why I failed?"For beauty,"I replied."And I for truth, the two are one;We brethren are,"he said.And so, as kinsmen met a night,We talked between the rooms,Until the moss had reached our lips,And covered up our names.
- Emily Dickinson
3. Who wants to go down the creepy tunnel inside the tomb first?— Riley Poole
- Ann Lloyd, National Treasure: Book of Secrets
adjective. continuing through life.