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

  • n. A burial ground; a cemetery.
  • n. A place where worn-out or obsolete equipment or objects are kept: an automobile graveyard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tract of land in which the dead are buried.
  • n. A final storage place for collections of things that are no longer useful or useable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yard or inclosure for the interment of the dead; a cemetery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yard for graves; an inclosure for the interment of the dead; a cemetery.

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

  • n. a tract of land used for burials


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  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 25, 2006

  • Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, today said his fighters will turn southern Lebanon into what he called a graveyard for Israeli troops.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2006

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2006

  • In the graveyard is a cross of a type common in many parts of the country.

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  • The American political graveyard is full of people whose careers came to an abrupt end after somebody said “Define ‘unbeatable.’”

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  • These belated returns are often to an Irish deathbed; the family home or graveyard is often in Tóibín's homeland of County Wexford.

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  • This alien graveyard is captured in his film, Manufactured Landscapes (2006).

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  • 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.

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  • "A graveyard is not normally a democracy, and yet death is the great democracy" (p. 29).

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  • Ha! When I was a kid, this concoction was called a "suicide." Of course, there were far fewer soda types around then--and "graveyard" is a better (though not much) word to describe it.

    October 29, 2007

  • Very popular with 12-year-olds on field trips...

    October 28, 2007

  • I discovered an interesting meaning of this term the other day. Apparently, it means to create a mixed beverage using every one of the self-serve soda faucets (what do you call those, anyway?) at the convenience store.

    October 28, 2007