God's acre


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God's acre

(gŏdz)
n.
A churchyard or burial ground.

[Translation of German Gottesacker : Gottes, genitive of Gott, god + Acker, field.]

God's acre

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) literary a churchyard or burial ground
[C17: translation of German Gottesacker]

God's′ a′cre


n.
a churchyard.
[1610–20; translation of German Gottesacker]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.God's acre - the yard associated with a churchGod's acre - 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"
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As well as providing refuges for nature, they also illustrate the history of the community they are in, the conservation charity behind the scheme, Caring for God's Acre, said.
Upstairs: GOD'S ACRE, GOD'S COUNTRY, GOD'S-EYE, GOD'S PEACE, GOD'S PENNY, GOD'S PLENTY, GOD'S TRUCE, GOD'S WORD, CHRIST'S-THORN, LORD'S DAY, LORD'S ROOM, LORD'S SUPPER, LORD'S TABLE (altar), ELIJAH'S CUP, ST.
One of Canada's oldest military cemeteries, God's Acre was purchased in 1868 and serves as the final resting place for those who served and died at sea.
Memorial Service at God's Acre Chapel, Moss House Lane, Much Hoole, Preston, PR4 4TD, followed by Interment in the Woodland Burial Ground on Monday, July 16th at 2.