cemetery, graveyard, burial site, burial ground, burying ground, memorial park, necropolis(noun)
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
Examples of cemetery in a Sentence
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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