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Meaning of SEPULTURE

Pronunciation:  'sepulchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a chamber that is used as a grave
  2. [n]  the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
 

SEPULTURE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: burial, burial chamber, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulcher, sepulchre
 
 See Also: burial vault, chamber, crypt, funeral, grave, mausoleum, monument, repository, tomb, vault

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sep"ul*ture\, n. [F. s['e]pulture, L. sepultura, fr.
sepelire, sepultum, to bury.]
1. The act of depositing the dead body of a human being in
   the grave; burial; interment.

         Where we may royal sepulture prepare. --Dryden.

2. A sepulcher; a grave; a place of burial.

         Drunkeness that is the horrible sepulture of man's
         reason.                               --Chaucer.

 

 

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