noun(often as burial grounds)
1An area of ground set aside for the burying of human bodies.
- It was decided to erect a suitably secure railed-off area on where the burial ground is situated.
- Young men wrap the corpse in grass mats, carry it out to the burial ground, and bury it.
- Following Requiem Mass on the next day, Joey's remains were interred in the family burial ground in the old graveyard.
cemetery, graveyard, churchyard, necropolis;
archaic God's acre
historical potter's field
1.1A site at which the remains of once-living specimens can be found: coral reefs are the burial grounds of untold organisms
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- For each of the dead, a phantom which, like the cybernetworks which now become their burial grounds, moves bodiless through the new techno-landscapes.
- The major league burial grounds are filled with players such as Billy Ashley, Roger Freed, Phil Hiatt, Sam Horn, Dave Hostetler, and Hensley Meulens.
- What other ghosts are haunting the burial grounds of museums, subject to academic priority and funding?
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Syllabification: bur·i·al ground
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