Definition of graveyard in English:

graveyard

noun

  • A burial ground, especially one beside a church:

    ‘he was buried in the graveyard of St Mary's parish church’
    ‘a state-sponsored graveyard of artistic ambition’
    • ‘The relatives of all those buried in the graveyards had decorated their graves for the occasion.’
    • ‘The church is situated in the old graveyard and across the road from the present cemetery.’
    • ‘Burial in the ground was the most common method; there are ancient graveyards found on all the major islands.’
    • ‘He was buried beside my mother in the graveyard beside the church in the little town near our ranch.’
    • ‘A campaign has been launched to restore a historic graveyard to its former glory.’
    • ‘So the old parish churches, with their graveyards, are a precious heritage.’
    • ‘She cycled on, through the winding streets of the village to the graveyard beside the old stone church.’
    • ‘Everyday she visited the graveyard and stood for hours before the grave of her daughter.’
    • ‘This church was located at the back of the old graveyard and had direct access to the priests house.’
    • ‘People attending are advised to use the field next to the graveyard for parking.’
    • ‘Easter is celebrated in the church and by visiting the graveyards of kin.’
    • ‘The graveyard was used from the beginning, as poor people who went to the workhouse couldn't afford to be buried in the church graveyards.’
    • ‘The main path in the graveyard across the road from the church will be replaced this week.’
    • ‘Churches and graveyards suffered desecration and in some places destruction under subsequent regimes.’
    • ‘After a final prayer, the coffin was lifted and transported to the church graveyard.’
    • ‘Can I remind both children and parents that graveyards and cemeteries are not playgrounds.’
    • ‘Nearby there is an old graveyard and it would appear that a church may have existed.’
    • ‘He was buried with full military honours in the graveyard of his local church.’
    • ‘He decided to brave the city streets and walked over to the church graveyard.’
    • ‘He was shaking as he watched the men carry the box into the graveyard behind the church.’
    cemetery, burial ground, churchyard, memorial park, necropolis, burial place, burying place, garden of remembrance
    kirkyard
    boneyard
    potter's field, charnel house, urnfield
    god's acre
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Pronunciation:

graveyard

/ˈɡreɪvjɑːd/