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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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cemeterynoun

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

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

Freebase

  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. Salah Abdeslam:

    We prefer to see Salah in prison than in a cemetery.

  2. Agadez Mayor Rhissa Feltou:

    The desert has always been a cemetery for immigrants, in silence and complete indifference. Travelers tell us they often find bodies - skeletons ravaged by the sands.

  3. Ilaria Leone:

    It's an inspirational space and I love the way they use organic ingredients and the concept behind it, it kept you thinking as you walked off through the cemetery.

  4. Pedro Espinoza:

    You know, there's no reason for him to ignore the families. You know, our families are in the cemetery. At the same time, he's rewarding illegal aliens with amnesty. You know, it's just not fair. It is not right? And I don't know how they can justify it.

  5. Adam Aja:

    It is uncertain what constrained our cemetery, forcing such an overuse of each square meter of soil, it was never clear whether the cemetery was circumscribed so that all burials were forced into a particular plot or whether the burials were clustered around some feature in the landscape. In either case, if this measured density was extrapolated across just the excavated areas, the number of burials would top 1200 persons.

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