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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a chamber that is used as a grave;
[syn: burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sepulcher \Sep"ul*cher\, Sepulchre \Sep"ul*chre\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sepulcheredor Sepulchred; p. pr. & vb. n. Sepulcheringor Sepulchring.] To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered. [1913 Webster] And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie That kings for such a tomb would wish to die. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sepulcher \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 tomb. [1913 Webster] The stony entrance of this sepulcher. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher. --John xx. 1. [1913 Webster] A whited sepulcher. Fig.: Any person who is fair outwardly but unclean or vile within. See --Matt. xxiii. 27. [1913 Webster] Sepulcher
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sepulchre n 1: a chamber that is used as a grave [syn: burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Sepulchre first mentioned as purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:20). This was the "cave of the field of Machpelah," where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were burried (79:29-32). In Acts 7:16 it is said that Jacob was "laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem." It has been proposed, as a mode of reconciling the apparent discrepancy between this verse and Gen. 23:20, to read Acts 7:16 thus: "And they [i.e., our fathers] were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor [the son] of Sychem." In this way the purchase made by Abraham is not to be confounded with the purchase made by Jacob subsequently in the same district. Of this purchase by Abraham there is no direct record in the Old Testament. (See TOMB.)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SEPULCHRE. The place where a corpse is buried. The violation of sepulchres is a misdemeanor at common law. Vide Dead bodies.




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