Meaning of “crypt” in the English Dictionary


"crypt" in English

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cryptnoun [ C ]

uk /krɪpt/ us /krɪpt/

Examples from literature

  • A whim seized me to visit the crypt of the chapel and examine the opening to the tunnel. 
  • Of this crypt, only the pillars and the lower part of the walls remained. 
  • Suddenly he fell down a short flight of slimy steps, landing in noisome mud at the bottom of some crypt. 
  • The crypt has a nave, apse and aisles, and is therefore a complete little underground church. 
  • The vestry has a crypt below it. 

(Definition of “crypt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crypt" in American English

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cryptnoun [ C ]

us /krɪpt/

a room or rooms under the floor of a church where people are sometimes buried

(Definition of “crypt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)