Definition of graveyard in English:


Syllabification: grave·yard
Pronunciation: /ˈgrāvˌyärd


  • A burial ground, especially one beside a church.
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    • He was buried beside my mother in the graveyard beside the church in the little town near our ranch.
    • The graveyard was used from the beginning, as poor people who went to the workhouse couldn't afford to be buried in the church graveyards.
    • She cycled on, through the winding streets of the village to the graveyard beside the old stone church.
    cemetery, burial ground, burying ground, necropolis, columbarium, memorial park/garden
    informal boneyard
    historical potter's field

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