Sep"ul*cher, Sep"ul*chre (?), n. [OE. sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. s'epulcre, 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.

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.


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Sep"ul*cher, 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.


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