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Meaning of "catacomb" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CATACOMB

Old English catacumbe, from Late Latin catacumbas (singular), name of the cemetery under the Basilica of St Sebastian, near Rome; origin unknown.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CATACOMB

catacomb  [ˈkætəˌkəʊm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATACOMB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Catacomb is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CATACOMB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

catacomb

Catacombs

Catacombs are human-made subterranean passageways for religious practice. Any chamber used as a burial place is a catacomb, although the word is most commonly associated with the Roman Empire. Many are under cities and have been popularized by stories of their use as war refuges, smugglers' hideouts, or meeting places for cults.

Definition of catacomb in the English dictionary

The definition of catacomb in the dictionary is an underground burial place, esp the galleries at Rome, consisting of tunnels with vaults or niches leading off them for tombs. Other definition of catacomb is a series of interconnected underground tunnels or caves.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATACOMB


backcomb
ˈbækˌkəʊm
beachcomb
ˈbiːtʃˌkəʊm
chrome
krəʊm
cockscomb
ˈkɒksˌkəʊm
comb
kəʊm
coxcomb
ˈkɒksˌkəʊm
currycomb
ˈkʌrɪˌkəʊm
dome
dəʊm
foam
fəʊm
holm
həʊm
home
həʊm
honeycomb
ˈhʌnɪˌkəʊm
monochrome
ˈmɒnəˌkrəʊm
nome
nəʊm
Rome
rəʊm
Stockholm
ˈstɒkhəʊm
syndrome
ˈsɪndrəʊm
tome
təʊm
trichome
ˈtraɪkəʊm
whitecomb
ˈwaɪtˌkəʊm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATACOMB

catacaustic
catachresis
catachrestic
catachrestical
catachrestically
cataclases
cataclasis
cataclasm
cataclasmic
cataclastic
cataclinal
cataclysm
cataclysmal
cataclysmic
cataclysmically
catacombs
catacoustics
catacumbal
catadioptric
catadioptrical

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATACOMB

A-bomb
Afro-comb
atomic bomb
bath bomb
bomb
car bomb
cherry bomb
coulomb
fine-tooth comb
fine-toothed comb
go over with a fine-tooth comb
like a bomb
Newcomb
photobomb
pipe bomb
the bomb
the tomb
time bomb
tomb
womb

Synonyms and antonyms of catacomb in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «catacomb» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATACOMB

Find out the translation of catacomb to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of catacomb from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «catacomb» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地下墓穴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

catacumba
570 millions of speakers

English

catacomb
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तलघर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سرداب الموتى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

катакомбы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

catacumba
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুগর্ভস্থ সমাধিক্ষেত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

catacombe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Catacomb
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Katakombe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地下墓地
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카타콤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Catacomb
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hầm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலத்தடி கல்லறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रेते ठेव़ण्याचे तळघर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

katakomp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catacomba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

katakumby
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

катакомби
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Catacombe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατακόμβη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

katakombe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

catacomb
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

katakombe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of catacomb

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACOMB»

The term «catacomb» is regularly used and occupies the 105.826 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACOMB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about catacomb

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATACOMB»

Discover the use of catacomb in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catacomb and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Catacomb Years
The second book in the Urban Nucleus series, containing the following: Prelude: The Domes (1978) If a Flower Could Eclipse (1970) Interlude: The Testimony of Leland Turner (1979) Old Folks at Home (1978) Interlude: The City Takes Care of ...
Michael Bishop, 2013
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The Via Latina Catacomb: Imitation and Discontinuity in ...
The Via Latina Catacomb: Imitation and Discontinuity in Fourth-Century Roman Painting is the first in-depth study of the monument in terms of its structure and function.
William Tronzo, 1986
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The Unknown Catacomb: A Unique Discovery of Early Christian Art
Below the city was a catacomb system containing a unique and previously unknown collection of paintings and decoration. This book tells of the discovery and of the research and preservation work carried out to conserve it.
Antonio Ferrua, 1991
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The Catacomb Dungeon
They must discover who is responsible and why a seemingly normal family was taken in the middle of the night. They have escaped the dungeon but can they survive the catacomb.
James Bradford, 2008
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The catacomb conspiracy: a Penny Spring and Sir Toby ...
Vacationing at a friend's Roman villa, anthropologist Penny Spring and her archaeologist friend, Sir Toby, become caught up in the murder of the villa's caretaker.
Margot Arnold, 1992
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Catacomb Confetti
There is never dull moment in Josh Boyd's poetry. Throbbing imagery and red-hot honesty pepper these accounts of romance, God, loss, hope and history. Josh Boyd visited the catacombs in Paris, France over a decade ago.
Josh Boyd, 2010
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The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome: A ...
The. Catacomb. of. San. Callisto. The Catacomb of Domitilla QVI FILIVS DICERIS ET PATER INVENERUS. KEY POINTS • Many visible Early Christian features a.m./p.m. 14th October Via Ardeatina ...
Matilda Webb, 2001
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Roman Domestic Art and Early House Churches
This extreme simplicity continued for half a century, but Fiocchi Nicolai59 and Reekmans ("Chronologie," 278) observe that there are some texts and decorations from the first half of that century in the Crypt of Lucina60 (near the Catacomb of ...
David L. Balch, 2008
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Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval ...
Chapter Four Jewish Influence on Earliest Christian Painting: The Via Latina Catacomb Of the hitherto known catacombs, the one on the Via Latina discovered in 1955 is not only richest in pictorial decoration, but for this very reason also the ...
Heinz Schreckenberg, 1992
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Monuments of Early Christian Art - Sculptures and Catacomb ...
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Johann Wilhelm Appell, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATACOMB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term catacomb is used in the context of the following news items.
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Second Temple-era catacomb Beit She'arim declared UNESCO …
Beit She'arim's most famous resident was Rabbi Judah the Prince, whose burial there, reportedly, attracted Jewish leaders from around the ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs
Researchers discovered ancient animal mummies piled up in heaps inside a catacomb. Many of the mummies were in poor condition. Courtesy ... «WCBE 90.5 FM, Jul 15»
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Reimagining the funeral experience in LA
The most recent one took place at the Getty Villa in Malibu and included talks like “Death and the Hollywood Ending” and “Catacomb Saints. «LA Observed, Jul 15»
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Phil Reisman: Hiking the wilds of Davids Island
Nearby was the gated entrance to a spooky catacomb of tunnels, which had been padlocked, but somebody had broken the lock. We went in. «The Journal News | LoHud.com, Jul 15»
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Photographing the Real Bodies of Incorrupt Saints
The relics of St Wittoria, the skeleton of a catacomb martyr, covered in gauze and dressed. Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome. Adding to the ... «Atlas Obscura, Jun 15»
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KFAI's 'Jet Set Planet' unearths music that can make you cringe, but …
A basement room of the New Hope rambler is lined with a catacomb of shelves holding 6,000 or so records. He's been collecting albums for ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 15»
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Amazing: Archaeologists Find Millions of Dog Mummies in Egyptian …
... millions of dog mummies were discovered inside an Egyptian catacomb. ... the sacred temple of Anubis in Saqqara, Egypt inside a catacomb. «Regal Tribune, Jun 15»
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Religion Notes
Men's Breakfast Group: will meet June 20 at 7:30 am in the Parish Hall. Catacomb Closet: cCoses June 26. Hold donations until Aug. 16. «Daily Local News, Jun 15»
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Fresno Grizzlies show us what it means to be unapologetically Fresno
There's Catacomb Party, the organizers looking to build the annual music festival into something that will attract major national touring acts and ... «Fresno Bee, Jun 15»
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Millions of Mummified Dogs Were Found in an Ancient Egyptian …
Millions of Mummified Dogs Were Found in an Ancient Egyptian Catacomb ... In a wild addition to the discovery, the catacomb ceiling also houses the fossil of an ... «RYOT, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Catacomb [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/catacomb>. Sep 2019 ».
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