Definition of interment in US English:

interment

noun

  • The burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites.

    ‘the day of interment’
    ‘interments took place in the churchyard’
    • ‘Afterwards, the funeral proceeded to Knock Cemetery for interment.’
    • ‘A wake was held in the family home in Boston and interment took place last Saturday following the celebration of Requiem Mass.’
    • ‘The mix-up occurred at the burial of a Middlesbrough woman whose interment had to be delayed for three hours while gravediggers set to work.’
    • ‘A spouse divorced from the primary eligible, or widowed and remarried, is not eligible for interment.’
    • ‘A private family interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.’
    • ‘They are said to have had importance in rituals, possibly as a focus for interment of the dead.’
    • ‘After Mass, interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.’
    • ‘She died in Canada on Monday, August 1, and her funeral services and interment took place in Vancouver.’
    • ‘Paddy's funeral took place on Saturday in St. Clare's Church with interment in Mullies Cemetery.’
    • ‘There are two options for finding information about the interments in Smithville Cemetery.’
    • ‘Following Requiem Mass interment took place in Towerhill cemetery.’
    • ‘The Cemetery shall not be held responsible for any order authorizing an interment given by telephone.’
    • ‘Proof of his popularity was the large number of mourners at both his funeral and interment.’
    • ‘The following interments are taken from the official city records of burials in Linwood Cemetery.’
    • ‘The funeral proceeded to St. Mary's Cemetery for interment in the presence of a large gathering of family and friends.’
    • ‘Each grave is for the interment of one casket.’
    • ‘All interments will be made facing east, i.e., with the head at the west end of the grave.’
    • ‘Following requiem Mass interment took place in the local cemetery.’
    • ‘Private ash interment will take place at a later date.’
    • ‘Services were held yesterday, with interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.’
    burial, burying, committal, entombment, inhumation
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Usage

Interment, which means ‘burial,’ should not be confused with internment, which means ‘imprisonment.’

Pronunciation

interment

/ɪnˈtərmənt//inˈtərmənt/