'Mastaba' definitions:

Definition of 'mastaba'

(from WordNet)
An ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof; "the Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba" [syn: mastaba, mastabah]

Definition of 'Mastaba'

  • Mastaba \Mas"ta*ba\, n. Also Mastabah \Mas"ta*bah\ . [Ar. ma[,c]tabah a large stone bench.]
  • 1. In Mohammedan countries, a fixed seat, common in dwellings and in public places. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  • 2. (Egyptology) A type of tomb, of the time of the Memphite dynasties, comprising an oblong structure with sloping sides (sometimes containing a decorated chamber, sometimes of solid masonry), and connected with a mummy chamber in the rock beneath. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]