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churchyard Line breaks: church|yard
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəːtʃjɑːd/

Definition of churchyard in English:

noun

An enclosed area surrounding a church, especially as used for burials.
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.
Synonyms
graveyard, cemetery, necropolis, burial ground, burial place, burying place, burying ground, garden of remembrance;
Scottish kirkyard;
North American memorial park
informalboneyard
literarygolgotha
historicalurnfield

Words that rhyme with churchyard

woodyard • junkyard

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