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.

  2. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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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How to say cemetery in sign language?

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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. Miguel de Unamuno:

    Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

  2. Salah Abdeslam:

    We prefer to see Salah in prison than in a cemetery.

  3. Tom Acquaviva:

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

  4. Author Unknown:

    Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time - the cemetery.

  5. David Helyar:

    Foster golf club and cemetery - Only one stroke away from each other...

Images & Illustrations of cemetery

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