Definition of graveyard in English:


Line breaks: grave|yard
Pronunciation: /ˈɡreɪvjɑːd


A burial ground, especially one beside a church: he was buried in the graveyard of St Mary’s parish church a state-sponsored graveyard of artistic ambition
More example sentences
  • 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, churchyard, memorial park, necropolis, burial place, burying place, garden of remembrance;
Scottish kirkyard
informal boneyard
historical potter's field, charnel house, urnfield
archaic God's acre

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