Definitions for churchyardˈtʃɜrtʃˌyɑrd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the yard or ground adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.
Origin of churchyard:
churchyard, God's acre(noun)
the yard associated with a church
A patch of land adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.
the ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery
A churchyard is a patch of land adjoining or surrounding a church which is usually owned by the relevant church or local parish itself. In the Scots language or Northern English language, this can also be known as a kirkyard or kirkyaird. In England, the fact that in an open field village there were very few fenced areas meant that the yew trees needed for longbows were commonly grown in the churchyard since the foliage is poisonous to cattle. Churchyards can be host to unique and ancient habitats because they may remain significantly unchanged for hundreds of years. A churchyard should not be confused with a graveyard or a cemetery. While churchyards were historically often used as graveyards, they can also be any patch of land on church grounds, even without a place of burial.
Translations for churchyard
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the burial ground round a church.
- فِناء الكَنيسَهArabic
- църковен дворBulgarian
- cemitérioPortuguese (BR)
- hřbitov (u kostela)Czech
- der KirchhofGerman
- محوطۀ دور کلیسا که مخصوص دفن مردگان استFarsi
- חָצַר כְּנֵסִיָהHebrew
- गिरजा के समीप मृतकों के गाड़ने का स्थानHindi
- 교회 부속묘지Korean
- kawasan gerejaMalay
- محوطۀ دور کلیسا که مخصوص دفن مردگان استPersian
- kilise mezarlık avlusuTurkish
- (教堂四周的)墓地Chinese (Trad.)
- церковне подвір'яUkrainian
- گرجے کے نزدیک قبرستانUrdu
- nghĩa địaVietnamese
- （教堂四周的）墓地Chinese (Simp.)
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