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Definition of "graveyard" []

  • A burial ground; a cemetery. (noun)
  • A place where worn-out or obsolete equipment or objects are kept: an automobile graveyard. (noun)
  • A place for graves; a burial ground, esp a small one or one in a churchyard (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.

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Use "graveyard" in a sentence
  • "The forecast, though, from the Hurricane Center is anywhere from killing this storm in what they call the graveyard of the eastern Caribbean to well into a major hurricane as we get it into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend."
  • "Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, today said his fighters will turn southern Lebanon into what he called a graveyard for Israeli troops."
  • "Hassan Nasrallah says he wants to see an end to the violence, but if there must be a bigger battle Nasrallah vows to turn southern Lebanon into what he calls a graveyard for Israeli troops."