American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place for burying the dead; a graveyard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place set apart for interment; a graveyard; specifically, a burial-ground not attached to any church; a necropolis: as, Greenwood cemetery, near New York.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.
- n. a tract of land used for burials
- From Middle English cimiterie, from Old French cimitiere, from Medieval Latin cimitērium, from Late Latin coemētērium, from Ancient Greek κοιμητήριον (koimētērion), from κοιμάω (koimaō, "I put to sleep"); compare cœmeterium. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English cimiterie, from Old French cimitiere, from Medieval Latin cimitērium, from Late Latin coemētērium, from Greek koimētērion, from koimān, to put to sleep; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“A derelict synagogue may not be visible in the bazaar, but a Jewish cemetery is accessible on the city outskirts.”
“The Sufis 'spokesman, Mr. Hass, says his group still needs to be told clearly that the cemetery is legal, and still wants an apology.”
“Fewer than 100 plots are available, but the cemetery association, which owns the cemetery, is working on an expansion.”
“We lost" I think was the #1 chart topper, and a little ditty called "My estate is now a huge freakin 'cemetery" was popular as well.”
“The cemetery is on the east side, just north of the business district, and I pulled in on a pleasant early November afternoon.”
“Our family cemetery is very spiritual and contains the grave of Rosella Havens Peddy, family saint and beloved grandmother of my childhood.”
“But even though it has been four months since the report was released, many of the record-keeping issues remain unresolved, the full scope of the problems at the nation's premier military cemetery is not yet known, and the cemetery's leadership cannot say how long it will take to fix the situation.”
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