Definition of graveside in English:



  • The ground around the edge of a grave.

    ‘only family and close friends were at the graveside’
    as modifier ‘a graveside address’
    • ‘Prayers were recited at the graveside where a large number of people offered their sympathy and support to the family.’
    • ‘They had a small graveside service for him and received an abundance of cards and flowers from friends and family.’
    • ‘During a graveside service, a widow and her son stood near the casket as the minister applauded the life of their husband and father.’
    • ‘Prayers will be said at the graveside before the coffin is removed and taken to a Hospital for tests by a Home Office pathologist.’
    • ‘This may sound odd, but some of my happiest childhood memories have grave connotations - that is, they come from time spent by gravesides.’
    • ‘There was without doubt a dog who followed its master's funeral procession and hung around the graveside from 1858 to 1872.’
    • ‘The cortège, accompanied by about 40 family and friends, was then returning to the cemetery for a short graveside service.’
    • ‘They were greeted at the church by members of the the regiment the Duke served with in the Second World War, the Coldstream Guards whose band played at his graveside.’
    • ‘A grieving mother today told of her despair after thieves stole treasured mementoes of her dead son as she visited his graveside.’
    • ‘Tommy officiated at the Mass and said the graveside prayers.’
    • ‘They carefully placed their tokens of love - toys, trinkets and flowers - back at the graveside and prayed the vandals would stay away.’
    • ‘It was all quite surreal as we pulled up at the graveside.’
    • ‘In his first sentence he stated that the funeral was a graveside burial and gave the time and place.’
    • ‘The bugle was sounded at the graveside in his honour.’
    • ‘After prayers at the graveside, she was laid to rest under a carpet of floral tributes as many people offered their sympathies with the family.’
    • ‘Family and friends of a landlord who died tragically 11 days ago have marked his birthday with a graveside celebration.’
    • ‘It does not pay to extol someone, catalogue their achievements at the graveside while they were ignored in life.’
    • ‘As a last farewell and tribute to John, the local choir gave a rendition of Auld Lang Syne at the graveside.’
    • ‘Visitors to the Cemetery have been upset after a new sign went up banning ornaments, artificial flowers, jam jars and vases by gravesides.’
    • ‘Regular visitors to a York cemetery have reacted furiously to a ‘devastating’ ban on placing ornaments and artificial flowers by gravesides.’