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churchyard, God's acrenoun
the yard associated with a church
A patch of land adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The ground adjoining to the church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery.
I am almost afraid to stand alone
Here in the churchyard, yet I will adventure. William Shakespeare.
In churchyards, where they bury much, the earth will consume the corps in far shorter time than other earth will. Francis Bacon.
No place so sacred from such fops is barr’d;
Nor is Paul’s church more safe than Paul’s churchyard. Alexander Pope.
In Christian countries a churchyard is a patch of land adjoining or surrounding a church, which is usually owned by the relevant church or local parish itself. In the Scots language and in both Scottish English and Ulster-Scots, this can also be known as a kirkyard. While churchyards can be any patch of land on church grounds, historically, they were often used as graveyards (burial places).
the ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery
A churchyard is a patch of land adjoining or surrounding a church which is usually owned by the relevant church or local parish itself. In the Scots language or Northern English language, this can also be known as a kirkyard or kirkyaird. In England, the fact that in an open field village there were very few fenced areas meant that the yew trees needed for longbows were commonly grown in the churchyard since the foliage is poisonous to cattle. Churchyards can be host to unique and ancient habitats because they may remain significantly unchanged for hundreds of years. A churchyard should not be confused with a graveyard or a cemetery. While churchyards were historically often used as graveyards, they can also be any patch of land on church grounds, even without a place of burial.
The numerical value of churchyard in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of churchyard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of churchyard in a Sentence
You know, it was only a generation ago that actors couldn't be buried in the churchyard.
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- cladhScottish Gaelic
- چرچ یارڈUrdu
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