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

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 on the Web The Netflix cancellation ax has been swinging faster than ever at the streamer in recent years, sending all manner of fan-favorite shows to that great TV graveyard in the sky. Andy Meek, BGR, 6 May 2022 Fox’s graveyard-shift talk show Red Eye, is a proud metalhead. James Parker, The Atlantic, 5 May 2022 And in a very important segment, the Abbey of Gethsemani and the graveyard there, where Thomas Merton is buried. Keith Runyon, The Courier-Journal, 24 Mar. 2022 Peacock contacted a friend with the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery and later discovered there is a Shields family graveyard somewhere near Marion. Bob Carlton |, al, 28 Apr. 2022 The car graveyard means the streets are now clear and rebuilding of this community continues. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, 27 Apr. 2022 In 1919, their great-grandfather bought six acres for the graveyard from his cousin Daniel Ridley, the namesake of the cemetery, formerly known as Jakes Colony Cemetery. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Apr. 2022 In the city of Bucha, a graveyard of Russian tanks remain behind — damaged by artillery, fragments and explosions. CBS News, 23 Apr. 2022 Because of course Thor, the lovable jock of the cosmos, would pick an eldritch entity's graveyard to be his gym. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of graveyard

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2022

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“Graveyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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