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 for tomb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tomb \Tomb\, n. [OE. tombe, toumbe, F. tombe, LL. tumba, fr. Gr.
     ? a tomb, grave; perhaps akin to L. tumulus a mound. Cf.
     1. A pit in which the dead body of a human being is
        deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.
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              As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.  --Shak.
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     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." --Chaucer.
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     3. A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the
        name and memory of the dead.
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              Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb.    --Shak.
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     Tomb bat (Zool.), any one of species of Old World bats of
        the genus Taphozous which inhabit tombs, especially the
        Egyptian species ({Taphozous perforatus).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tomb \Tomb\,, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tombed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
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           I tombed my brother that I might be blessed. --Chapman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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, tomb]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "tomb":
     arch, barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, boundary stone, box,
     box grave, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust,
     cairn, catacomb, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist,
     cist grave, coffin, column, cromlech, cross, crypt, cup, cyclolith,
     deep six, dokhma, dolmen, ensepulcher, entomb, footstone, grave,
     gravestone, headstone, hoarstone, house of death, inhume,
     inscription, inter, last home, lay away, long home, low green tent,
     low house, marker, mastaba, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial,
     memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone,
     menhir, monolith, monstrance, monument, mound, mummy chamber,
     narrow house, necrology, obelisk, obituary, ossuarium, ossuary,
     passage grave, pillar, pit, plant, plaque, prize, put away,
     pyramid, reliquary, remembrance, resting place, ribbon,
     rostral column, sepulcher, sepulture, shaft, shaft grave, shrine,
     stela, stone, stupa, tablet, testimonial, tombstone, tope,
     tower of silence, trophy, trough, tumulus, vault

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  TOMB, n.  The House of Indifference.  Tombs are now by common consent
  invested with a certain sanctity, but when they have been long
  tenanted it is considered no sin to break them open and rifle them,
  the famous Egyptologist, Dr. Huggyns, explaining that a tomb may be
  innocently "glened" as soon as its occupant is done "smellynge," the
  soul being then all exhaled.  This reasonable view is now generally
  accepted by archaeologists, whereby the noble science of Curiosity has
  been greatly dignified.

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