Definition of graveyard in English:

graveyard

Line breaks: grave|yard
Pronunciation: /ˈgreɪvjɑːd
 
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noun

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    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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