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
The same concerns would have been raised whether it was a Catholic, or Jewish, or Protestant cemetery.
This site is a significant discovery the most comprehensive modern excavation of a Roman cemetery in Somerset.
I think there's a certain honesty to what's happening now, the President didn't go to Arlington Cemetery for Veterans' Day, and maybe that's honest, because if you really don't care, it would be dishonest to pretend that you do.
We prefer to see Salah in prison than in a cemetery.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.
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