Definition of crypt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//krɪpt//
; NAmE NAmE//krɪpt//
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a room under the floor of a church, used especially in the past as a place for burying people Nelson’s final resting place was in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘cavern’): from Latin crypta, from Greek kruptē ‘a vault’, from kruptos ‘hidden’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crypt