Definitions for cemeteryˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cem•e•ter•yˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr i(n.)(pl.)-ter•ies.

  1. a burial ground for the dead.

Origin of cemetery:

1375–1425; late ME < LL coemētērium < Gk koimētḗrion a sleeping place <koimân to put to sleep

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cemetery, graveyard, burial site, burial ground, burying ground, memorial park, necropolis(noun)

    a tract of land used for burials

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cemetery(noun)ˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr i

    an piece of land where the dead are buried

    to be buried in the cemetery

Wiktionary

  1. cemetery(Noun)

    A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.

  2. Origin: From cimiterie, from cimitiere, from cimiterium, from coemeterium, from κοιμητήριον, from κοιμάω; compare cœmeterium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cemetery(noun)

    a place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis

Freebase

  1. Cemetery

    A cemetery is a spatially defined area where the remains of dead people are buried or otherwise interred. The term "cemetery" implies that the land is specifically designated as a burial ground. The intact or cremated remains of people may be interred in a grave, commonly referred to as burial, or in a tomb, an "above-ground grave", a mausoleum, columbarium, or other edifice. In Western cultures, funeral ceremonies are often observed in cemeteries. These ceremonies or rites of passage differ according to cultural practices and religious beliefs. Modern cemeteries often include crematoria, and some grounds previously used for both, continue as crematoria as a principal use long after the interment areas have been filled.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CEMETERY

    The one place where princes and paupers, porters and presidents are finally on the dead level.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cemetery(noun)

a piece of ground, usually not round a church, where people are buried.

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