cemetery, graveyard, burial site, burial ground, burying ground, memorial park, necropolisnoun
a tract of land used for burials
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.
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.]
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
We prefer to see Salah in prison than in a cemetery.
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.
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.
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.
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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