graveyard

noun
grave·​yard | \ ˈgrāv-ˌyärd How to pronounce graveyard (audio) \

Definition of graveyard

1 : cemetery
2 : something resembling a graveyard an automobile graveyard

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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

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The massive graveyard is home to various statues and monuments, many of which are said to come to life at night. David Duran, Country Living, "I Captured Something Disturbing on Camera at Savannah's Sorrel-Weed House," 11 Oct. 2016 She had been buried with her child, who was between seven and nine years old, near the southern edge of the graveyard—the one farthest from the church. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient DNA reveals the secrets of a devastating European disease," 26 Sep. 2018 The human rights group said satellite images of an expanding graveyard in one of the camps during the time confirmed their testimonies. Bukola Adebayo, CNN, "Amnesty accuses Nigerian troops of raping women rescued from Boko Haram," 24 May 2018 The only difference being that creatures, enchantments, and artifacts stay on the playing field whereas sorceries and instants are placed in your discard pile, also known as your graveyard, after casting their one-time effect. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "How to Play 'Magic: The Gathering': Everything You Need to Know," 19 Feb. 2019 Elon Musk might be whistling past this graveyard again as Tesla’s batteries run low. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Where in the World Is Larry Page?," 30 Dec. 2018 When they are shut down, Allo and Hangouts will join Google Talk, Google Spaces, Google Wave, Google+ Messenger, and Google Buzz in the graveyard of former Google messaging apps. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google to simplify messaging strategy, will support only five messaging apps," 6 Dec. 2018 Those two states are graveyards, where untold numbers of migrants have disappeared over the past decade. Dara Lind, Vox, "Border Patrol agents now have to ask everyone they catch if they’re part of the caravan," 2 Nov. 2018 Researchers from Stony Brook University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History discovered the graveyard, described as the earliest and largest monumental cemetery in Eastern Africa. James Rogers, Fox News, "Remarkable graveyard discovery: 5,000-year-old 'monumental' cemetery stuns archaeologists," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of graveyard

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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graveyard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of graveyard

: a place where people are buried
: a place where old things are left or thrown away

graveyard

noun
grave·​yard | \ ˈgrāv-ˌyärd How to pronounce graveyard (audio) \

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