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

  • noun A burial ground; a cemetery.
  • noun A place where worn-out or obsolete objects are kept.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • noun a tract of land used for burials


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  • 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

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    October 28, 2007

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    October 29, 2007