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 cemetery worker's pickup truck was found last week in a garage just blocks from Versace's mansion.
The only thing remaining of these families is the Pike/Brown/Harrison cemetery.
The granite monument was defaced with a black, tar-like substance, cemetery officials said.
But an increase in burials is not the only concern for cemeteries.
Officials learned that the Stewart-Emery Cemetery adjacent to the road was a family and pioneer cemetery dating back to the 1800s over the course of their historical research, Baity said.
The actresses were laid to rest together at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, a cemetery where numerous celebrities are buried.
A team of experts from the University of Exeter and the Ethiopian Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage found a cemetery containing the remains of some 300 bodies, along with evidence of Islamic burials and headstones.
Yet no asylum cemetery has been exhaustively studied, and no remains have been even tentatively identified. * * *
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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: a place where dead people are buried
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