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Definition of "cemetery" []

  • A place for burying the dead; a graveyard. (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.

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."