sepulture

Definitions of sepulture
  1. noun
    the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    synonyms: burial, entombment, inhumation, interment
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    type of:
    funeral
    a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
  2. noun
    a chamber that is used as a grave
    synonyms: burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre
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    examples:
    Holy Sepulcher
    the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
    Mausoleum at Halicarnasus
    a white marble mausoleum 140 feet high built in 352 BC at Halicarnassus as a memorial to a king; destroyed in 1402
    Taj Mahal
    beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife
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    crypt
    a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
    mausoleum
    a large burial chamber, usually above ground
    monument, repository
    a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
    burial vault, vault
    a burial chamber (usually underground)
    charnel, charnel house
    a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
    columbarium
    a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns
    type of:
    chamber
    a natural or artificial enclosed space
    grave, tomb
    a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
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