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noun church·yard \ˈchərch-ˌyärd\

Definition of churchyard

  1. :  a yard that belongs to a church and is often used as a burial ground

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First Known Use of churchyard

12th century


CHURCHYARD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of churchyard for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of land that belongs to and is usually close to a church and that is often used as a place to bury people


CHURCHYARD Defined for Kids

churchyard

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noun church·yard \ˈchərch-ˌyärd\

Definition of churchyard for Students

  1. :  an area of land that belongs to and usually surrounds a church and that is often used as a burial ground



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