noun (plural cemeteries)
- A large burial ground, especially one not in a churchyard: a military cemeteryMore 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.
late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek koimētērion 'dormitory', from koiman 'put to sleep'.