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Definitions for Cemetery
ˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr iceme·te·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cemetery, graveyard, burial site, burial ground, burying ground, memorial park, necropolisnoun

    a tract of land used for burials

Wiktionary

  1. cemeterynoun

    A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.

  2. Etymology: From cimiterie, from cimitiere, from cimiterium, from coemeterium, from κοιμητήριον, from κοιμάω; compare cœmeterium.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cemeterynoun

    A place where the dead are reposited.

    Etymology: ϰοιμητήϱιον.

    The souls of the dead appear frequently in cemeteries, and hover about the places where their bodies are buried, as still hankering about their old brutal pleasures, and desiring again to enter the body. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 90.

Wikipedia

  1. Cemetery

    Cemetery is a single by English singer-songwriter Charlie Simpson, from his debut studio album Young Pilgrim (2011). It was released on 31 October 2011 as a digital download in the United Kingdom.

ChatGPT

  1. cemetery

    A cemetery is a designated place typically marked by tombstones or memorials, where bodies or cremated remains of deceased people are buried or interred, often serving as a venue for rituals connected with burial, such as funerals or memorial services.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cemeterynoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cemetery

    sem′e-tėr-i, n. a burying-ground. [Low L. cæmeterium—Gr. koimētērion.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CEMETERY

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cemetery in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cemetery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Cemetery in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Seidemann:

    When I was out in this community cemetery, I was up to my knees in muck, so finding the purchase for a crane or some other kind of [ machinery ] to get a hold and be able to lift these these heavy weights is going to be a challenge.

  2. Louis Post-Dispatch , Love:

    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.

  3. Steve Membery:

    This site is a significant discovery the most comprehensive modern excavation of a Roman cemetery in Somerset.

  4. Jay Carver:

    This mass burial, so different to the other individual burials found in the Bedlam cemetery, is very likely a reaction to a catastrophic event, only closer analysis will tell if this is a plague pit from the Great Plague in 1665, but we hope this gruesome but exciting find will tell us more about one of London's most notorious killers.

  5. Harold Wilson:

    He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

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