churchyard

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church·yard

 (chûrch′yärd′)
n.
1. A yard adjacent to a church, especially a cemetery.
2. The ground on which a church stands.

churchyard

(ˈtʃɜːtʃˌjɑːd)
n
the grounds surrounding a church, usually used as a graveyard

church•yard

(ˈtʃɜrtʃˌyɑrd)

n.
the yard or ground adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.
[1125–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.churchyard - the yard associated with a churchchurchyard - the yard associated with a church  
yard - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
Translations
فِناء الكَنيسَه
hřbitov
kirkegård
sírkert
kirkjugarîur
kilise mezarlık avlusu

churchyard

[ˈtʃɜːtʃjɑːd] Ncementerio m, campo m santo

churchyard

[ˈtʃɜːrtʃjɑːrd] ncimetière m

churchyard

nFriedhof m, → Kirchhof m (old, dial)

churchyard

[ˈtʃɜːtʃˌjɑːd] ncimitero (annesso a una chiesa)

church

(tʃəːtʃ) noun
1. a building for public Christian worship.
2. a group of Christians considered as a whole. the Catholic Church.
ˈchurchyard noun
the burial ground round a church.
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Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless church-yard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
The blows of the basement hammer every day grew more and more between; and each blow every day grew fainter than the last; the wife sat frozen at the window, with tearless eyes, glitteringly gazing into the weeping faces of her children; the bellows fell; the forge choked up with cinders; the house was sold; the mother dived down into the long church-yard grass; her children twice followed her thither; and the houseless, familyless old man staggered off a vagabond in crape; his every woe unreverenced; his grey head a scorn to flaxen curls
But he spoke to re-asure me, And he kissed my pallid brow, While a reverie came o're me, And to the church-yard bore me, And I sighed to him before me, Thinking him dead D'Elormie, "Oh, I am happy now
The one ray of light that cheered the wintry darkness streamed from the unguarded window of a lonely house, separated from the vicarage by the whole length of the church-yard.
Just beyond the brook and the trees, and not far from one of the three stone stiles which afforded entrance, at various points, to the church-yard, rose the white marble cross that distinguished Mrs.
The religion of the Dodsons consisted in revering whatever was customary and respectable; it was necessary to be baptized, else one could not be buried in the church-yard, and to take the sacrament before death, as a security against more dimly understood perils; but it was of equal necessity to have the proper pall-bearers and well-cured hams at one's funeral, and to leave an unimpeachable will.