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[ kript ]SEE DEFINITION OF crypt

Synonyms for crypt

  • catacomb
  • cave
  • cavern
  • cell
  • chamber
  • compartment
  • grave
  • grotto
  • mausoleum
  • room
  • sepulcher
  • tomb
  • vault
  • undercroft
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When the round was ended and we were leaving the Crypt she saw me put a hand in my pocket.

The crypt is somewhat lower than this chamber, two steps or so?

The ceiling of the crypt is blackened by the smoke of lamps.

It looks more like the room of a Pompeian house than a Christian crypt.

A remarkable monument was discovered in the crypt four years ago.

The crypt has been cleared out and restored, and its windows have been reopened.

Access to the French church is now obtained from the crypt, and not from outside.

After this castigation he spent the night in the crypt, fasting and barefooted.

I think you said that the Reverend Somebody-or-Other avers that they were a crypt?

Our eyes fall on the name Austerlitz down in the mosaic of the crypt.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "grotto, cavern," from Latin crypta "vault, cavern," from Greek krypte (short for krypte kamara "hidden vault"), fem. of kryptos "hidden," verbal adjective from kryptein "to hide," from PIE *krau- "to conceal, hide" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kryjo, kryti "to hide"). Meaning "underground burial vault or chapel in a church" first attested 1789.

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basement

nounroom on lower floor of building
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  • subterranean room
  • underbuilding
  • understructure
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boneyard

nounburial ground
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