1. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.
As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. --Shak.
2. A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead. “In tomb of marble stones.”
3. A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb. --Shak.
Tomb bat Zool., any one of species of Old World bats of the genus Taphozous which inhabit tombs, especially the Egyptian species (Taphozous perforatus).
Tomb,, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tombed p. pr. & vb. n. Tombing.] To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
I tombed my brother that I might be blessed. --Chapman.
n : a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the
ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his
mother's grave" [syn: grave]