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.
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
cemetery, graveyard, burial site, burial ground, burying ground, memorial park, necropolis(noun)
a tract of land used for burials
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
cemetery(noun)ˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr i
an piece of land where the dead are buried
to be buried in the cemetery
A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.
Origin: From cimiterie, from cimitiere, from cimiterium, from coemeterium, from κοιμητήριον, from κοιμάω; compare cœmeterium.
a place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis
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
The one place where princes and paupers, porters and presidents are finally on the dead level.
Translations for cemetery
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of ground, usually not round a church, where people are buried.
- cemitérioPortuguese (BR)
- der FriedhofGerman
- kirkegård; begravelsespladsDanish
- בֵּית קְבָרוֹתHebrew
- kirkjugarður, grafreiturIcelandic
- (교회 속지 외의) 매장지Korean
- tanah perkuburanMalay
- gravplass/-lund, kirkegårdNorwegian
- mezarlık, kabristanTurkish
- 公墓Chinese (Trad.)
- кладовище, цвинтарUkrainian
- nghĩa trangVietnamese
- 公墓Chinese (Simp.)
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