Definition of burial ground in English:

burial ground

Syllabification: bur·i·al ground


(often as burial grounds)
  • 1An area of ground set aside for the burying of human bodies.
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    • It was decided to erect a suitably secure railed-off area on where the burial ground is situated.
    • Young men wrap the corpse in grass mats, carry it out to the burial ground, and bury it.
    • Following Requiem Mass on the next day, Joey's remains were interred in the family burial ground in the old graveyard.
    cemetery, graveyard, churchyard, necropolis; memorial park/garden
    informal boneyard
    archaic God's acre
    historical potter's field
  • 1.1A site at which the remains of once-living specimens can be found: coral reefs are the burial grounds of untold organisms
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    • For each of the dead, a phantom which, like the cybernetworks which now become their burial grounds, moves bodiless through the new techno-landscapes.
    • The major league burial grounds are filled with players such as Billy Ashley, Roger Freed, Phil Hiatt, Sam Horn, Dave Hostetler, and Hensley Meulens.
    • What other ghosts are haunting the burial grounds of museums, subject to academic priority and funding?

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