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Tomb vs. Grave

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Tombnoun

A small building (or "vault") for the remains of the dead, with walls, a roof, and (if it is to be used for more than one corpse) a door. It may be partly or wholly in the ground (except for its entrance) in a cemetery, or it may be inside a church proper or in its crypt. Single tombs may be permanently sealed; those for families (or other groups) have doors for access whenever needed.

Gravenoun

An excavation in the earth as a place of burial

Tombnoun

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

Gravenoun

Any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher.

Tombnoun

One who keeps secrets.

Gravenoun

(by extension) Death, destruction.

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Tombverb

(transitive) To bury.

Gravenoun

A written accent used in French, Italian, and other languages. è is an e with a grave accent (`).

Tombnoun

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.’;

Gravenoun

(historical) A count, prefect, or person holding office.

Tombnoun

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

Graveverb

To dig.

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Tombnoun

A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.

‘Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb.’;

Graveverb

To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.

Tombverb

To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.

‘I tombed my brother that I might be blessed.’;

Graveverb

To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture.

‘to grave an image’;

Tombnoun

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’;

Graveverb

To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.

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Tombnoun

a large vault, typically an underground one, for burying the dead.

Graveverb

To entomb; to bury.

Tombnoun

an enclosure for a corpse cut in the earth or in rock.

Graveverb

To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch — so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.

Tombnoun

a monument to the memory of a dead person, erected over their burial place.

Graveverb

To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.

Tombnoun

used in similes and metaphors to refer to a place or situation that is extremely cold, quiet, or dark, or that forms a confining enclosure

‘the house was as quiet as a tomb’;

Graveadjective

Characterised by a dignified sense of seriousness; not cheerful.

Tombnoun

death

‘none escape the tomb’;

Graveadjective

Low in pitch, tone etc.

Tomb

A tomb (Greek: τύμβος tumbos) is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally any structurally enclosed interment space or burial chamber, of varying sizes.

Graveadjective

Serious, in a negative sense; important, formidable.

Graveadjective

(obsolete) Influential, important; authoritative.

Graveverb

To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; - so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.

Graveverb

To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.

‘He hath graven and digged up a pit.’;

Graveverb

To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.

‘Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel.’;

Graveverb

To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.

‘With gold men may the hearte grave.’;

Graveverb

To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.

‘O! may they graven in thy heart remain.’;

Graveverb

To entomb; to bury.

‘Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground.’;

Graveverb

To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.

Graveadjective

Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.

‘His shield grave and great.’;

Graveadjective

Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; - said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.

‘Most potent, grave, and reverend seigniors.’; ‘A grave and prudent law, full of moral equity.’;

Graveadjective

Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.

Graveadjective

Not acute or sharp; low; deep; - said of sound; as, a grave note or key.

‘The thicker the cord or string, the more grave is the note or tone.’;

Graveadjective

Slow and solemn in movement.

Gravenoun

An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.

‘He bad lain in the grave four days.’;

Gravenoun

death of a person;

‘he went to his grave without forgiving me’; ‘from cradle to grave’;

Gravenoun

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’;

Gravenoun

a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

Graveverb

shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it;

‘She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband’;

Graveverb

carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface;

‘engrave a pen’; ‘engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup’;

Graveadjective

dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises;

‘a grave God-fearing man’; ‘a quiet sedate nature’; ‘as sober as a judge’; ‘a solemn promise’; ‘the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence’;

Graveadjective

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;

‘a dangerous operation’; ‘a grave situation’; ‘a grave illness’; ‘grievous bodily harm’; ‘a serious wound’; ‘a serious turn of events’; ‘a severe case of pneumonia’; ‘a life-threatening disease’;

Graveadjective

of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought;

‘grave responsibilities’; ‘faced a grave decision in a time of crisis’; ‘a grievous fault’; ‘heavy matters of state’; ‘the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference’;

Gravenoun

a hole dug in the ground to receive a coffin or dead body, typically marked by a stone or mound

‘the coffin was lowered into the grave’; ‘a mass grave’;

Gravenoun

used as an allusive term for death

‘life beyond the grave’;

Gravenoun

a place where a broken or discarded object lies

‘they lifted the aircraft from its watery grave’;

Gravenoun

another term for grave accent

Graveadjective

giving cause for alarm; serious

‘a matter of grave concern’;

Graveadjective

serious or solemn in manner or appearance

‘his face was grave’;

Graveadjective

(as a direction) slowly; with solemnity.

Graveverb

engrave (an inscription or image) on a surface

‘marble graved with exquisite flower, human and animal forms’;

Graveverb

fix (something) indelibly in the mind

‘the times are graven on my memory’;

Graveverb

clean (a ship's bottom) by burning off the accretions and then tarring it

‘they graved the ship there and remained 26 days’;

Graveadverb

(as a direction) slowly; with solemnity.

Grave

A grave is a location where a dead body (typically that of a human, although sometimes that of an animal) is buried or interred after a funeral. Graves are usually located in special areas set aside for the purpose of burial, such as graveyards or cemeteries.Certain details of a grave, such as the state of the body found within it and any objects found with the body, may provide information for archaeologists about how the body may have lived before its death, including the time period in which it lived and the culture that it had been a part of.

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