- Taphozous perforatus
- 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.
As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.