Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tract of land used for burials

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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- in Indo-European roots.]

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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.

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