Definitions for cemetery
ˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr iceme·te·ry
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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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A place where the dead are reposited.
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.
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.
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
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.
We need to solve that issue if we want to avoid that people die and that the Mediterranean Sea becomes a cemetery.
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.
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.
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