tomb [-s] n

ME toumbe, sepulchral mound.

  1. Grave; mausoleum; burial chamber.
  2. Gravestone; marble headstone; cold hard motionless memorial monument.
  3. Cemetery plot; [metonymy] graveyard; [metaphor] funeral ceremony; burial service; death procession.
  4. Sepulcher; crypt hewn out of stone; [fig.] the effects of death (see Matthew 27:57-60).
  5. Death; time when life ends; [fig.] winter; season when living things go dormant.