Definition of cemetery in English:


Line breaks: ceme|tery
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛmɪtri

noun (plural cemeteries)

A large burial ground, especially one not in a churchyard: a military cemetery
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, burial place, burying place, burying ground, garden of remembrance;
Scottish kirkyard;
North American memorial park
informal boneyard
literary golgotha
archaic God's acre


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

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