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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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  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. Nick Shelton:

    Flags, flowers and letters alike lie near the remains of Wayne Wilson at the conclusion of the memorial service at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Mich., Niles Wednesday, July 17, 2019. ( Emil Lippe/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP) Mourners came from several states away to honor him. It said on Facebook he didnt have any family. He does have family, Ohio resident Kenneth Creechtold WNDU-TV. Everybody that stepped foot in Vietnam is a brother. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In brief remarks, Niles Mayor Nick Shelton thankedWilson and others like Niles Mayor Nick Shelton thankedWilson. General George S. Patton Jr. said it best : It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived, thank God for Wayne Wilson and thank you all for being a part of his legacy.

  2. Malcolm X:

    Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Dorothy Holmes:

    My son's supposed to be here, he's not supposed to be over at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
    • B. whirring
    • C. disjointed
    • D. occasional

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