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Pronunciation: [tˈuːmz] (IPA)

Tombs are structures that are built to house the remains of deceased individuals. However, there are various words that can be used interchangeably with "tombs." One of these is "sepulchers," which refers to an aboveground tomb or a burial vault. Another synonym is "mausoleums," which are large and imposing tombs built to house the remains of important people. "Crypts" also refer to underground tombs or vaults, while "graves" are typically smaller than tombs and dug into the ground. Lastly, "cemeteries" refer to a place where tombs, graves, and other markers of the dead are located, and "necropolis" specifically means a large and ancient cemetery.

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Usage examples for Tombs

A place of tombs, men hurried away from it as quickly as possible.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
"She can step into the Frari a moment, and see those tombs," he said.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories"
William D. Howells
Prior to the fourth century we find the newly converted Christians in all parts of Celtic Europe, and in many countries non-Celtic, still rendering a cult to ancestral spirits, making food offerings at the tombs of heroes, and strictly observing the very ancient November feast, or its equivalent, in honour of the dead and fairies.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz

Famous quotes with Tombs

  • After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
    Emily Dickinson
  • I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, 'If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.' It doesn't mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.
    Zahi Hawass
  • I will announce some of the tombs I found next to the great pyramid of Khufu. One is an intact tomb that I have not opened yet.
    Zahi Hawass
  • Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
    Herman Melville
  • Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.
    Robert Smithson

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