American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A burial ground; a cemetery.
- n. A place where worn-out or obsolete equipment or objects are kept: an automobile graveyard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A yard for graves; an inclosure for the interment of the dead; a cemetery.
- n. A tract of land in which the dead are buried.
- n. figuratively, by extension A final storage place for collections of things that are no longer useful or useable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A yard or inclosure for the interment of the dead; a cemetery.
- n. a tract of land used for burials
“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.”
“In the graveyard is a cross of a type common in many parts of the country.”
“The American political graveyard is full of people whose careers came to an abrupt end after somebody said “Define ‘unbeatable.’””
“These belated returns are often to an Irish deathbed; the family home or graveyard is often in Tóibín's homeland of County Wexford.”
“This alien graveyard is captured in his film, Manufactured Landscapes (2006).”
“The waters along the outer arm of Cape Cod are called the graveyard of the Atlantic for good reason, yet this rescue defied all odds when thirty-two survivors were crammed into the tiny lifeboat and brought to safety Coast Guard officials later said that “the rescue is unparalleled in the entire annals of maritime history”.”
“Luckily, the graveyard is quite close to the entrance of Dire Maul, and though he put up quite a struggle, the biggest struggle we've seen ever since we vanquished Herod at level 36 before the patch that nerfed all the dungeons, we got him in the end.”
“A graveyard is not normally a democracy, and yet death is the great democracy" (p. 29).”
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