Definitions for cemeteryˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr i

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

    a tract of land used for burials

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  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.

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  1. Cemetery(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [L. cemeterium, Gr. a sleeping chamber, burial place, fr. to put to sleep.]

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  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 WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. CEMETERY

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


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