Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A graveyard; a place appropriated to the sepulture of the dead; a churchyard or cemetery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- The ground or place for burying the dead; burial place.
- n. a tract of land used for burials
“Her name was Mary, and she is buried next to her mother in the burying ground of St. James’s, Bristol.”
“The city had been good to him, as indeed it was to all Jews, who, unlike the papists, were permitted to worship God in their own fashion, had their burying ground in Jacob Street and two synagogues across the Avon in Temple parish; Jewishness was less of an impediment to social and economic success by far than Roman Catholicism.”
“Page 121 leaked out that the whole thing was a sell and a put-up job, the question was raised amongst the pall-bearers and chief mourners whether it would not be a pity to spoil such a beautiful burying ground for the lack of a real dead man or two.”
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