Definition of cemetery in English:


Syllabification: cem·e·ter·y
Pronunciation: /ˈseməˌterē

noun (plural cemeteries)

A burial ground; a graveyard.
More example sentences
  • Funerals are held in churches, and burials are in churchyards or public cemeteries.
  • To her horror, she found there was no official record of James's burial in the cemetery.
  • Having looked in the local churchyards and cemeteries, I can find no trace of any Jacksons.
graveyard, churchyard, burial ground, burying ground, necropolis, memorial park/garden
informal boneyard
historical potter's field
archaic God's acre


late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek koimētērion 'dormitory', from koiman 'put to sleep'.

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