KJV Dictionary Definition: tomb


TOMB, n. toom. L. tumulus, a heap or hillock; tumeo, to swell.

1. A grave; a pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited.

As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.

2. A house or vault formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof for the reception of the dead.

3. A monument erected to preserve the memory of the dead.

TOMB, v.t. To bury; to inter. See Entomb.