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MAUSOLEUM (mausolea)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mausoleum mean? 

MAUSOLEUM (noun)
  The noun MAUSOLEUM has 1 sense:

1. a large burial chamber, usually above ground

  Familiarity information: MAUSOLEUM used as a noun is very rare.


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MAUSOLEUM (noun)


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Meaning:

A large burial chamber, usually above ground

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mausoleum" is a kind of...):

burial chamber; sepulcher; sepulchre; sepulture (a chamber that is used as a grave)

Instance hyponyms:

Mausoleum at Halicarnasus (a white marble mausoleum 140 feet high built in 352 BC at Halicarnassus as a memorial to a king; destroyed in 1402)

Taj Mahal (beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife)


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