tombless

tomb

[toom]
noun
1.
an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse; grave.
2.
a mausoleum, burial chamber, or the like.
3.
a monument for housing or commemorating a dead person.
4.
any sepulchral structure.
verb (used with object)
5.
to place in or as if in a tomb; entomb; bury.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English tumbe < Anglo-French; Old French tombe < Late Latin tumba < Greek týmbos burial mound; akin to Latin tumēre to swell. See tumor, tumulus

tombal, adjective
tombless, adjective
tomblike, adjective
untombed, adjective
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tomb (tuːm)
 
n
1.  a place, esp a vault beneath the ground, for the burial of a corpse
2.  a stone or other monument to the dead
3.  the tomb a poetic term for death
4.  anything serving as a burial place: the sea was his tomb
 
vb
5.  rare (tr) to place in a tomb; entomb
 
[C13: from Old French tombe, from Late Latin tumba burial mound, from Greek tumbos; related to Latin tumēre to swell, Middle Irish tomm hill]
 
'tomblike
 
adj

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tomb
c.1275, from Anglo-Fr. tumbe, O.Fr. tombe (12c.), from L.L. tumba (cf. It. tomba, Fr. tombe, Sp. tumba), from Gk. tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE base *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. A tombstone (1565) originally was a horizontal stone covering a grave (or the lid of a stone coffin); meaning "gravestone, headstone" is attested from 1711.
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