Definition of graveyard
1 : cemetery
2 : something resembling a graveyard an automobile graveyard
Examples of graveyard in a Sentence
reflecting the Quaker avoidance of personal vanity, the graveyard is not marked by so much as a single headstone
Recent Examples of graveyard from the Web
The graveyard shift at a phone sex company is mentioned.
After the attack in San Bernardino, Calif., in 2015, relatives of the killers, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, interred their bodies in a cemetery far from their California home after a closer graveyard rejected them.
The box is not in a graveyard, a mine or near any structure.
The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, has its roots in an ancient graveyard on the west bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt.
The church drew criticism in 1998 after The Oregonian newspaper analyzed the deaths of 78 children buried in the church’s graveyard since 1955.
Graham stopped eating food, went to the graveyard often, and tried to commit suicide several times.
Seidl also recalled an impactful moment for him when the delegation had the opportunity to visit a graveyard in Poland.
Since the tombstones — and sometimes even the contents of the graves — had been desecrated, damaged or removed, Mr. Izzo has made restoring both graveyards his life’s work.
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First Known Use of graveyard
GRAVEYARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of graveyard for English Language Learners
: a place where people are buried
: a place where old things are left or thrown away
GRAVEYARD Defined for Kids
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