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
Examples of Cemetery in a Sentence
There needs to be a united response to the question of migration. We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast cemetery, the boats landing daily on the shores of Europe are filled with men and women who need acceptance and assistance.
This site is a significant discovery the most comprehensive modern excavation of a Roman cemetery in Somerset.
Anyone, regardless of age, gender or race that would desecrate or vandalize an object of remembrance in a cemetery is a low life that has no respect for memorials that have been placed by loved ones or people that want to honor an individual.
Some thought it was a mosque going to be built, others thought it was a training ground, we want to be very clear that this is a cemetery.
Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.
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