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Of great moment; very important
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  1. Of great moment; very important
  2. Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence:
Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body.
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  1. Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body.
  2. Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
  3. Of great consequence; serious or momentous:
Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
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  1. Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
  2. Having significant consequences; of importance
  3. Important; influential:
Designating or of a point at which a change in character, property, or condition is effected
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  1. Designating or of a point at which a change in character, property, or condition is effected
  2. Extremely important or essential:
  3. (Physics) Capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction:
Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
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  1. Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
  2. Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
  3. Not joking or trifling:
Menacing; threatening:
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  1. Menacing; threatening:
  2. Of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister
  3. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
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  1. Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
  2. Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
  3. Not joking or trifling:
Serious or staid in character or conduct:
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  1. Serious or staid in character or conduct:
  2. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
  3. Serious, solemn, grave, or sedate
Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
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  1. Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
  2. Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
An arched structure, usually of masonry or concrete, serving to cover a space.
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  1. An arched structure, usually of masonry or concrete, serving to cover a space.
  2. An underground cave with a naturally arched roof
  3. A concrete or metal enclosure in the ground, into which the casket is lowered at burial
A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
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  1. A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
  2. (R.C.Ch.) A small, sealed cavity, holding martyrs' relics, in a flat rectangular or square stone forming the top or part of the top of an altar
  3. A vault for burial; grave; tomb
A vault, chamber, or grave for the dead
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  1. A vault, chamber, or grave for the dead
  2. A monument commemorating the dead.
  3. A burial monument or cenotaph
The section, often below floor level, in front of the stage, where the orchestra sits
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  1. The section, often below floor level, in front of the stage, where the orchestra sits
  2. The hard stone, as of the plum, peach, or cherry, which contains the seed
  3. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit.
(Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
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  1. (Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
  2. An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
  3. (Anatomy) A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
(Place, proper) The tomb of Mausolus, king of Caria, at Halicarnassus: included among the Seven Wonders of the World
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  1. (Place, proper) The tomb of Mausolus, king of Caria, at Halicarnassus: included among the Seven Wonders of the World
  2. A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs.
  3. A building with vaults for the entombment of a number of bodies
Any of a series of vaults or galleries in an underground burial place
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  1. Any of a series of vaults or galleries in an underground burial place
  2. An underground, often labyrinthine passageway.
  3. An underground cemetery consisting of chambers or tunnels with recesses for graves.
(Archaeology) A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site.
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  1. (Archaeology) A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site.
  2. A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
  3. A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.
(Obsolete except in scientific use and in some dialects) A castrated boar.
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  1. (Obsolete except in scientific use and in some dialects) A castrated boar.
  2. A city of north-central Alaska on the Arctic Ocean near Point Barrow, the northernmost point in the state.
  3. A large mound of earth or stones placed over a burial site.
A Neolithic monument of megaliths, arranged in a circle and surrounding a mound or dolmen
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  1. A Neolithic monument of megaliths, arranged in a circle and surrounding a mound or dolmen
  2. A prehistoric monument consisting of a group of megaliths, sometimes arranged in a circle or in concentric circles.
  3. A portal tomb.
(Geology) A sedimentary material with grains smaller than 0.002 millimeter in diameter.
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  1. (Geology) A sedimentary material with grains smaller than 0.002 millimeter in diameter.
  2. Soil composed of mineral particles of very small size
  3. A firm, fine-grained earth, plastic when wet, composed chiefly of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals: it is produced by the chemical decomposition of rocks or the deposit of fine rock particles in water and is used in the manufacture of bricks, pottery, and other ceramics
A mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker.
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  1. A mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker.
  2. A conical heap of stones built as a monument or landmark
An artificial mound; esp., an ancient burial mound; barrow
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  1. An artificial mound; esp., an ancient burial mound; barrow
A prehistoric megalithic tomb consisting of a capstone supported by two or more upright stones, most having originally been covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow.
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  1. A prehistoric megalithic tomb consisting of a capstone supported by two or more upright stones, most having originally been covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow.
  2. A Neolithic tomb or monument consisting of a large, flat stone laid across upright stones; cromlech
The wood of such a tree
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  1. The wood of such a tree
  2. The wood of any of these trees.
  3. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Pinus, having fascicles of needle-shaped leaves and producing woody seed-bearing cones. These trees are widely cultivated for ornament and shade and for their timber and resinous sap, which yields turpentine and pine tar.
A scene or place of great physical suffering and loss of life:
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  1. A scene or place of great physical suffering and loss of life:
  2. A building, room, or vault in which the bones or bodies of the dead are placed; a charnel.
Termination or extinction by disintegration or dispersion:
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  1. Termination or extinction by disintegration or dispersion:
  2. The termination, cessation, or winding up of a legal entity such as a corporation or partnership; the consensual or judicially ordered undoing of a contract by placing the parties back into the positions they held before entering into it; the termination of a marriage. The termination, cessation, or winding up of a legal entity such as a corporation or partnership; the consensual or judicially ordered undoing of a contract by placing the parties back into the positions they held before entering into it; the termination of a marriage.
  3. Extinction of life; death.
The spontaneous transformation of a relatively unstable particle into a set of new particles. For example, a pion decays spontaneously into a muon and an antineutrino. The decay of heavy or unstable atomic nuclei (such as uranium or carbon-10) into more stable nuclei and emitted particles is called radioactive decay . The study of particle decay is fundamental to subatomic physics.
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  1. The spontaneous transformation of a relatively unstable particle into a set of new particles. For example, a pion decays spontaneously into a muon and an antineutrino. The decay of heavy or unstable atomic nuclei (such as uranium or carbon-10) into more stable nuclei and emitted particles is called radioactive decay . The study of particle decay is fundamental to subatomic physics.
  2. A gradual deterioration to an inferior state:
  3. A gradual decline; deterioration
To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
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  1. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
  2. To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
  3. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into:
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  1. To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into:
  2. To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
  3. To cut or incise (a picture, letters, etc.) into a metal plate, wooden block, etc. for printing
To prepare (a metal plate, glass, etc.) in this way, for use in printing such drawings or designs
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  1. To prepare (a metal plate, glass, etc.) in this way, for use in printing such drawings or designs
  2. To cut or scrape something in or on:
  3. To draw or write by cutting or scraping:
To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
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  1. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
  2. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
  3. To cut into with a sharp tool; specif., to cut (designs, inscriptions, etc.) into (a surface); engrave; carve
To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
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  1. To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
  2. To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
  3. To impress deeply as if by carving or etching:
To cut or scrape something in or on:
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  1. To cut or scrape something in or on:
  2. To cut into a surface with an acid or other corrosive substance in order to make a pattern. Best known as a technique for creating printing plates, but also used for decoration on metal, and, in modern industry, to make circuit boards.
  3. To prepare (a metal plate, glass, etc.) in this way, for use in printing such drawings or designs
To assign; attribute:
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  1. To assign; attribute:
  2. To correct or set right; adjust:
  3. To influence the outcome or actions of (something) by improper or unlawful means:
To affect strongly, often favorably:
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  1. To affect strongly, often favorably:
  2. To levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.), as for military use
  3. (Law) To impose a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
To cause (a very young animal) to recognize and be attracted to another animal or to an object identified as the parent. Often used with on.
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  1. To cause (a very young animal) to recognize and be attracted to another animal or to an object identified as the parent. Often used with on.
  2. (Psychol.) To learn by means of imprinting
  3. To press or apply
To write a short, signed message in (a book, etc. one is presenting as a gift)
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  1. To write a short, signed message in (a book, etc. one is presenting as a gift)
  2. To write, mark, or engrave (words, symbols, etc.) on some surface
  3. To write or cut words onto something, especially a hard surface; to engrave.
To affix an adhesive stamp to (an envelope, for example).
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  1. To affix an adhesive stamp to (an envelope, for example).
  2. To put an official seal or a stamp on (a document, letter, etc.)
  3. To imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal:
Any of a series of vaults or galleries in an underground burial place
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  1. Any of a series of vaults or galleries in an underground burial place
  2. An underground, often labyrinthine passageway.
  3. An underground cemetery consisting of chambers or tunnels with recesses for graves.
A place for keeping the ashes of a cremated body.
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  1. A place for keeping the ashes of a cremated body.
(Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
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  1. (Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
  2. (Anatomy) A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
  3. An underground chamber or vault, as one under the main floor of a church, often, esp. formerly, serving as a burial place
(Place, proper) The tomb of Mausolus, king of Caria, at Halicarnassus: included among the Seven Wonders of the World
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  1. (Place, proper) The tomb of Mausolus, king of Caria, at Halicarnassus: included among the Seven Wonders of the World
  2. A building with vaults for the entombment of a number of bodies
  3. A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs.
A container or receptacle, such as an urn or a vault, for holding the bones of the dead.
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  1. A container or receptacle, such as an urn or a vault, for holding the bones of the dead.
A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
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  1. A receptacle for sacred relics, especially in an altar.
  2. A burial vault.
  3. A vault for burial; grave; tomb
A sepulcher.
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  1. A sepulcher.
  2. The act of interment; burial.
  3. Burial; interment
A vault, chamber, or grave for the dead
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  1. A vault, chamber, or grave for the dead
  2. A monument commemorating the dead.
  3. A burial monument or cenotaph
An arched overhead covering, such as the sky, that resembles the architectural structure in form.
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  1. An arched overhead covering, such as the sky, that resembles the architectural structure in form.
  2. An underground cave with a naturally arched roof
  3. A room or space, such as a cellar or storeroom, with arched walls and ceiling, especially when underground.
Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
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  1. Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
  2. Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
Too dense or rich to digest easily:
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  1. Too dense or rich to digest easily:
  2. Loud; sonorous:
  3. (Theater) Serious, tragic, or villainous
Of great moment; very important
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  1. Of great moment; very important
  2. Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence:
Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
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  1. Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
  2. Giving cause for concern; dangerous
  3. Not joking or trifling:
Serious or grave; forbidding, as in expression or manner
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  1. Serious or grave; forbidding, as in expression or manner
  2. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
  3. Serious or grievous
Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
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  1. Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
  2. Burdensome; oppressive:
  3. Rigorous; severe; afflictive.
Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
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  1. Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
  2. Being able or likely to do harm.
  3. Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous
Causing grief
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  1. Causing grief
  2. Causing suffering; hard to bear; severe
  3. Very serious; deplorable
Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
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  1. Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
  2. Giving cause for concern; dangerous
  3. Not joking or trifling:
Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
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  1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Serious or grievous
Of or constituting a culminating or decisive event, turning point, etc., esp. one that is unsettling or threatening
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  1. Of or constituting a culminating or decisive event, turning point, etc., esp. one that is unsettling or threatening
  2. Relating to or predicting the end of the world, especially as described in the Bible or another religious text.
  3. Characterized by predictions of or allusions to a disastrous outcome:
Portending harm; ominous.
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  1. Portending harm; ominous.
  2. Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful.
Calling for quick action; urgent
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  1. Calling for quick action; urgent
  2. Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
  3. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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  1. Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
  2. Inspiring dread; terrible.
Determined in advance by fate, fated.
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  1. Determined in advance by fate, fated.
  2. Having important consequences; often, specif., bringing death or destruction
  3. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.
Characterized by an impassioned emphasis on damnation and eternal punishment
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  1. Characterized by an impassioned emphasis on damnation and eternal punishment
Menacing; threatening:
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  1. Menacing; threatening:
  2. Of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister
  3. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
Ominously prophetic.
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  1. Ominously prophetic.
  2. Of momentous or ominous significance.
  3. Full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe:
Subjected to or marked by misfortune:
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  1. Subjected to or marked by misfortune:
  2. Unfortunate, marked by misfortune
  3. Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious:
Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
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  1. Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
  2. Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
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  1. Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
  2. Calm, quiet, or composed; esp., serious and unemotional; staid; decorous
Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
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  1. Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
  2. Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
  3. Not joking or trifling:
Serious or staid in character or conduct:
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  1. Serious or staid in character or conduct:
  2. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
  3. Serious, solemn, grave, or sedate
Made with deep sincerity or invoking the force of religion:
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  1. Made with deep sincerity or invoking the force of religion:
  2. Serious or grave
  3. Serious and dignified:
Mentally depressed or depressing; melancholy
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  1. Mentally depressed or depressing; melancholy
  2. Earnest and solemn; grave
  3. Serious; grave:
(Rare) Resisting change; fixed
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  1. (Rare) Resisting change; fixed
  2. Characterized by sedateness and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; serious and conventional.
  3. Serious, organized, and professional; sober
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