grave·​side ˈgrāv-ˌsīd How to pronounce graveside (audio)
: the area beside a grave
at graveside

Examples of graveside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some cousins went to the home of the dearly departed straight from the graveside service and loaded up their cars on their (out of state) way home! Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 The graveside services will be live streamed on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s YouTube channel. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2023 After Ukraine gained independence in 1991 and religious freedom returned, the crowds at his graveside steadily grew. Jeffrey Gettleman Daniel Berehulak, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2023 After the service, Gipson’s relatives moved to a cemetery for his graveside service, according to prosecutors. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 The way back from the graveside to the wider world is strewn with petals fallen from the flower of love. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 17 July 2023 There was also a graveside service in the Ascension Churchyard at 23 N. Court St. in Westminster. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 8 July 2023 On burial days and the two days each month the city conducts graveside visits for family, public access will be limited. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Mar. 2023 According to the Yiddish newspaper the Forward, Mrs. Grade told almost no one about his death and his graveside funeral was attended by just her and a friend. Joseph Berger, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of graveside was in 1838

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“Graveside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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