What does cemetery mean?

Definitions for cemetery
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.

  2. 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

  2. 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. Ben Jones:

    In Georgia, there must be one in practically every county in every town square and cemetery, and it's facing north, by the way.

  2. Pope John Paul II:

    The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.

  3. Justin Bamberg:

    Of course, the family is not happy that former Officer Slager is getting bond, but they understand that any criminal defendant can ask for bail, as far as him being out (of jail), it does hurt. It hurts a mother and father who have to go visit their child in a cemetery. Everybody is just looking forward to and preparing for the trial.

  4. Harry S Truman:

    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.

  5. Tom Acquaviva:

    No remains were ever found, so basically this is his cemetery.

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