grave·​side | \ ˈgrāv-ˌsīd How to pronounce graveside (audio) \

Definition of graveside

: the area beside a grave at graveside

Examples of graveside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following the service there will be a procession from Prince of Peace to Currie-Jefferson Memorial Gardens, also in Hoover, and then a graveside service. Carol Robinson |, al, "Funeral and procession announced for retired Hoover Fire Chief Tom Bradley who served 60 years as firefighter," 7 Dec. 2020 About 250 people attended Sherrill’s graveside service. Washington Post, "America’s 250,000 covid deaths: People die, but little changes," 18 Nov. 2020 Finally, it was transported to the Jericho cemetery for burial, where former friends and colleagues spoke by the graveside. Andrew Carey, CNN, "Funeral ceremonies honor top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat," 11 Nov. 2020 On Thursday afternoon, a day before Ms. Foley’s small graveside service in Connecticut, there were still many details for Ms. Harper and the rest of the family to consider. Sarah Mervosh, New York Times, "One Day in America: More Than 121,000 Coronavirus Cases," 5 Nov. 2020 After the graveside service, everyone went back to the church and gathered in the fellowship hall for a potluck meal, and Hughes greeted his family members, thanking them for coming. USA Today, "Trump said not to worry about COVID-19. These people beg to differ.," 30 Oct. 2020 In moments like these—at the graveside, in the hospital room, around the dinner table, riding the combine—cynicism rings hollow. Angela Denker, Fortune, "Political cynicism has given way to love in Christian America," 28 Oct. 2020 Nicole Smith grieve at the graveside service for brothers Caleb and Kyler Kiessling on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020 at the Van Hoosen Jones Cemetery in Rochester Hills., "Brothers were accidental casualties of the coronavirus crisis," 25 Oct. 2020 They will be followed by a brief graveside service for family and friends at 12:30 in Maple Hill Cemetery. Lee Roop |, al, "Eula Battle services, burial to be Friday in Huntsville," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of graveside

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Graveside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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