(||Sep"tu*lum) n.; pl. Septula [NL., dim. of L. septum septum.] (Anat.) A little septum; a
division between small cavities or parts.
(||Sep"tum) n.; pl. Septa [L. septum, saeptum, an inclosure, hedge, fence, fr. sepire, saepire,
to hedge in, inclose.]
1. A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.
2. (Bot.) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
3. (Zoöl.) (a) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral. (b) One of the transverse partitions dividing
the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. See Illust. under Nautilus. (c) One of
the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.
(Sep"tu*or) n. [F.] (Mus.) A septet.
(Sep"tu*ple) a. [LL. septuplus; cf. Gr. :cf. F. septuple. Cf. Double, Quadruple.] Seven
times as much; multiplied by seven; sevenfold.
(Sep"tu*ple), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Septupled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Septupling ] To multiply by
seven; to make sevenfold. Sir J. Herschel.
(Sep"ul*cher, Sep"ul*chre) n. [OE. sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. sépulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum,
sepulchrum, fr. sepelire to bury.] The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a
place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a tomb.
The stony entrance of this sepulcher.Shak.
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher.John xx. 1. A whited sepulcher. Fig.: Any person who is fair outwardly but unclean or vile within. See Matt. xxiii.
(Sep"ul*cher, Sep"ul*chre) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sepulchered or Sepulchred ; p. pr. & vb.
n. Sepulchering or Sepulchring ] To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered.
And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lieMilton.
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
(Se*pul"chral) a. [L. sepulcralis: cf. F. sépulcral.]
1. Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead; as, a
sepulchral stone; a sepulchral inscription.
2. Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; said of sound, especially of the voice.
This exaggerated dulling of the voice . . . giving what is commonly called a sepulchral tone.H. Sweet.
(Sep"ul*ture) n. [F. sépulture, L. sepultura, fr. sepelire, sepultum, to bury.]
1. The act of depositing the dead body of a human being in the grave; burial; interment.
Where we may royal sepulture prepare.Dryden.
2. A sepulcher; a grave; a place of burial.
Drunkeness that is the horrible sepulture of man's reason.Chaucer.