cemetery

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noun cem·e·tery \ˈse-mə-ˌter-ē, -ˌte-rē\

Definition of cemetery

plural

cemeteries

  1. :  a burial ground

Examples of cemetery in a Sentence

  1. many of the soldiers who died in the battle are buried in a cemetery nearby

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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


CEMETERY Defined for English Language Learners

cemetery

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Definition of cemetery for English Language Learners

  • : a place where dead people are buried


CEMETERY Defined for Kids

cemetery

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noun cem·e·tery \ˈse-mə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of cemetery for Students

plural

cemeteries

  1. :  a place where dead people are buried :  graveyard



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