noun (plural mausolea /-ˈlēə/ or mausoleums)
- A building, especially a large and stately one, housing a tomb or tombs.More example sentences
- Between this and the canal we discovered warehouses, mausolea and other buildings that fronted on to the road.
- So now when I go to one of our fabulous temples or palaces or mosques or mausoleums, I will see them for what they are.
- The most painful result of this shortage can be seen in mausoleums (small buildings for burial above ground) of cemeteries of Cairo, Egypt's capital city.
late 15th century: via Latin from Greek Mausōleion, from Mausōlos, the name of a king of Caria (4th century bc), to whose tomb in Halicarnassus the name was originally applied.