Sarcophagus vs. Tomb

Sarcophagus vs. Tomb — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Sarcophagus and Tomb

Sarcophagusnoun

A stone coffin, often inscribed or decorated with sculpture.

Tombnoun

A grave or other place of burial.

Sarcophagusnoun

A stone coffin, often inscribed or decorated with sculpture.

Tombnoun

A vault or chamber for burial of the dead.

Sarcophagusnoun

(informal) The cement and steel structure that encases the destroyed reactor at the power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Tombnoun

A monument commemorating the dead.

Sarcophagusnoun

(historical) A kind of limestone used by the Greeks for coffins, so called because it was thought to consume the flesh of corpses.

Tombnoun

A small building (or "vault") for the remains of the dead, with walls, a roof, and (if it is to be used for more than one corpse) a door. It may be partly or wholly in the ground (except for its entrance) in a cemetery, or it may be inside a church proper or in its crypt. Single tombs may be permanently sealed; those for families (or other groups) have doors for access whenever needed.

Sarcophagusnoun

(historical) An 18th-century form of wine cooler.

Tombnoun

A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave.

Sarcophagusnoun

a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)

Tombnoun

One who keeps secrets.

Tombverb

(transitive) To bury.

Tombnoun

a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone);

he put flowers on his mother's grave