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Meaning of SEPULCHER

Pronunciation:  'sepulkur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a chamber that is used as a grave

SEPULCHER is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: burial chamber, sepulchre, sepulture
 See Also: burial vault, chamber, crypt, grave, mausoleum, monument, repository, tomb, vault



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sep"ul*cher\, Sepulchre \Sep"ul*chre\, n. [OE.
    sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. s['e]pulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum,
    sepulchrum, fr. sepelire to bury.]
    The place in which the dead body of a human being is
    interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a
          The stony entrance of this sepulcher.    --Shak.
          The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early,
          when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher. --John xx. 1.
    {A whited sepulcher}. Fig.: Any person who is fair outwardly
       but unclean or vile within. See --Matt. xxiii. 27.
  2. \Sep"ul*cher\, Sepulchre \Sep"ul*chre\, v. t. [imp. &
    p. p. {Sepulchered}or {Sepulchred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Sepulchering}or {Sepulchring}.]
    To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered.
          And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie That kings for
          such a tomb would wish to die.           --Milton.