An enclosed area surrounding a church, especially as used for burials.
More example sentences
- I don't know what the statistics are, but a large proportion of people are buried in churchyards in cemeteries, and even, these days, in some other sites in the country.
- The churchyard is not enclosed and is used as a main route through the town centre.
- There were an estimated 80,000 graves in the churchyard dating back to the early 1700s.