Definition of "cemetery" []

  • A place for burying the dead; a graveyard. (noun)
  • A place where the dead are buried, esp one not attached to a church (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cemetery" in a sentence
  • "The main cemetery is modern, but further down the slope, now in a sorry state of decay, is the Chinese cemetery, presumably reserved for immigrant miners, tradespeople and their families."
  • "In between the Pentagon and the cemetery is the first permanent memorial at one of the three sites defined by the 9/11 terrorist attacks."
  • "Our favorite creature in the cemetery is a groundhog who has taken up residence under a massive stump, fringed with four-foot stalks of pokeweed."