Definition of 'tomb'
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The excavation team on the Greek island found four stone tombs up to 2,000 years old. The Sun (2016)Then they dropped them into the tomb with the dead king. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Various miraculous cures are said to have taken place at her tomb. COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)After two days of temples and tombs we needed a spot of light relief. The Sun (2009)The discovery of the tomb was perfectly timed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His tomb was discovered miraculously in the 5th century. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Public subscription raised the bulk of the 460 needed to build the tomb. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The story of the tomb's discovery is well known and intriguing in its own right. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The showstopper was the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tomb raiders in Italy have regularly been accused of discovering and emptying tombs before experts get to them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A half mile beyond this court tomb you will find another. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)This is the story of the last of the tomb raiders, and it reaches surprisingly close to home. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many copies of the book have been found in tombs and burial chambers, where they were presumably placed for the use of the dead. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)For some, a museum is a dusty place; a tomb for memories. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Weeks found that it was by far the largest tomb known in the valley, with some 130 chambers in corridors. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I have used classical terms like "portal tomb", " court tomb" or "cemetery site" for the sake of uniformity. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)A tomb raider has been sentenced to death as part of an attempt to halt China's booming trade in stolen relics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'tomb'
British English: tomb /tuːm/ NOUN
A tomb is a stone structure containing the body of a dead person.
...the emperor's tomb.
- American English: tomb
- Arabic: قَبْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: tumba
- Chinese: 坟墓
- Croatian: grob
- Czech: hrobka
- Danish: gravkammer
- Dutch: graftombe
- European Spanish: tumba
- Finnish: hauta
- French: tombeau
- German: Grab
- Greek: μνήμα
- Italian: tomba
- Japanese: 墓
- Korean: 무덤
- Norwegian: gravkammer
- Polish: grobowiec
- European Portuguese: campa
- Romanian: cavou
- Russian: могила
- Spanish: tumba
- Swedish: grav kyrkogård
- Thai: สุสานฝังศพ
- Turkish: türbe
- Ukrainian: гробниця
- Vietnamese: mồ
Definition of tomb from the Collins English Dictionary
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