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Definition of Tomb


  1. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.
  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 inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
  4. To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.

Tomb Quotations

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

A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
Alexander the Great

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Robert Browning

Marriage is the tomb of love.
Giacomo Casanova

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.
Adolf Loos
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Tomb Translations

tomb in Dutch is groeve, graf
tomb in Finnish is hauta
tomb in French is tombeau, tombe
tomb in German is Grab, Grabmal
tomb in Italian is sepolcro
tomb in Latin is tumbus, sepulchrum
tomb in Norwegian is grav
tomb in Spanish is tumba
tomb in Swedish is grav, grift, gravvalv

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