What does cemetery mean?

Definitions for cemetery
ˈsɛm ɪˌtɛr iceme·tery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cemetery, graveyard, burial site, burial ground, burying ground, memorial park, necropolis(noun)

    a tract of land used for burials

Wiktionary

  1. cemetery(Noun)

    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. Cemetery(noun)

    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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Numerology

  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. Kerri Kasem:

    This morning my family and I learned that my Dad's abusive wife Jean Thompson Kasem and their daughter Liberty conned a cemetery in Norway into burying my Dad there, even with ALL the letters ... from my father's friends and family stating that he wanted to be buried in the UNITED STATES, the country in which he was born and raised, his wishes were, once again, ignored by his unfaithful wife.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I probably, you know, in retrospect, I should have, and I did last year, and I will virtually every year, but we had come in very later at night and I had just left, literally, the American cemetery in Paris and I really probably assumed that was fine, and I was extremely busy because of affairs of state doing other things.

  3. Brown Funeral Home Cremation Services:

    Mr. Wayne Wilson was a heroic soldier for our country, becoming wounded in Vietnam War. Wayne was proud of his country and proud of his city. Every year, Wayne was the first person at Silverbrook Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Parade.

  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. 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.

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