Definition of churchyard
: a yard that belongs to a church and is often used as a burial ground
Recent Examples of churchyard from the Web
After the war, the Army assigned unidentified bones found in a churchyard grave the number X-4685 and reburied them, along with thousands of others, in the American Cemetery in Manila.
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First Known Use of churchyard
CHURCHYARD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of churchyard for Students
: 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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