transitive verb Etymology: Middle English entoumben, from Middle French entomber, from en- + tombe tomb Date: 1565 1. to deposit in or as if in a tomb ; bury 2. to serve as a tomb for • entombment noun

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  • Entomb — En*tomb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entombed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entombing}.] [Pref. en + tomb: cf. OF. entomber.] To deposit in a tomb, as a dead body; to bury; to inter; to inhume. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entomb — index conceal, constrain (imprison), immure, imprison Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • entomb — 1570s, from O.Fr. entomber place in a tomb, from en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + tombe tomb (see TOMB (Cf. tomb)). Related: Entombed; entombing …   Etymology dictionary

  • entomb — [v] bury embalm, ensepulcher, enshrine, hold last rites for*, hold services for*, inhume, inter, inurn, lay to rest*, put six feet under*, sepulcher, sepulture, tomb; concept 367 …   New thesaurus

  • entomb — ► VERB 1) place in a tomb. 2) bury in or under something. DERIVATIVES entombment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • entomb — [en to͞om′, into͞om′] vt. [ME entoumben < OFr entoumber: see EN 1 & TOMB] 1. to place in a tomb or grave; bury 2. to be a tomb for entombment n …   English World dictionary

  • entomb — UK [ɪnˈtuːm] / US [ɪnˈtum] verb [transitive] Word forms entomb : present tense I/you/we/they entomb he/she/it entombs present participle entombing past tense entombed past participle entombed literary a) to put someone or something in or under… …   English dictionary

  • entomb — entombment, n. /en toohm /, v.t. 1. to place in a tomb; bury; inter. 2. to serve as a tomb for: Florentine churches entomb many great men. Also, intomb. [1425 75; late ME entoumben < MF entomber. See EN 1, TOMB] * * * …   Universalium

  • entomb — verb to deposit in a tomb …   Wiktionary

  • entomb — Synonyms and related words: bottle up, box in, box up, bury, cabin, casket, cloister, closet, coffin, conduct a funeral, confine, cramp, crib, encase, encoffin, ensepulcher, enshrine, hearse, immure, inearth, inhume, inter, inurn, lay away, lay… …   Moby Thesaurus

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