cemetery, graveyard, burial site, burial ground, burying ground, memorial park, necropolis(noun)
a tract of land used for burials
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
Origin: [L. cemeterium, Gr. a sleeping chamber, burial place, fr. to put to sleep.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sem′e-tėr-i, n. a burying-ground. [Low L. cæmeterium—Gr. koimētērion.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The one place where princes and paupers, porters and presidents are finally on the dead level.
The numerical value of cemetery in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of cemetery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.
We need to solve that issue if we want to avoid that people die and that the Mediterranean Sea becomes a cemetery.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
In Georgia, there must be one in practically every county in every town square and cemetery, and it's facing north, by the way.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
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