Definition of cemetery
: a burial ground
Examples of cemetery in a Sentence
many of the soldiers who died in the battle are buried in a cemetery nearby
Recent Examples of cemetery from the Web
The most fitting monument to Lee is the national military cemetery the federal government placed on the grounds of his former home in Arlington.
Wahid Mujro, spokesman for the Public Health ministry, said 87 people were wounded when three explosions rocked a cemetery where Salim Ezadyar, the son of a senior Afghan parliamentarian, was about to be buried.
At Mr. Izidyar’s funeral on Saturday, a grave had been dug farther up a hill, and banners with pictures of him in his graduation gown dotted the cemetery.
A Michigan woman is accused of stealing a handmade bench, flowers and other objects from local cemeteries that were later used to decorate her home.
In La Grange, the Robert Coulter American Legion Post toured cemeteries and memorials throughout the area, holding a ceremony at each with flags of the different branches of service.
Among its traditions are ceremonies to honor those who lost their lives in service, with many people visiting cemeteries to place American flags on grave sites.
Bruyere seems to enjoy using the knowledge and compassion gained from her personal loss to assist people who come to the cemetery with fresh grief.
Scores of fans gathered outside the cemetery during the service awaiting a public viewing of Cornell’s grave site later Friday afternoon.
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Origin and Etymology of cemetery
Middle English cimitery, from Anglo-French cimiterie, from Late Latin coemeterium, from Greek koimētērion sleeping chamber, burial place, from koiman to put to sleep; akin to Greek keisthai to lie, Sanskrit śete he lies
First Known Use: 15th century
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Definition of cemetery for English Language Learners
: a place where dead people are buried
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