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One that digs graves.
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someone whose job is to dig the ground to make a grave
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(ˈgreɪvˌdɪg ər)

a person whose occupation is digging graves.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gravedigger - a person who earns a living by digging gravesgravedigger - a person who earns a living by digging graves
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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حَفّار القُبور
mezar kazıcı


[ˈgreɪvˌdɪgəʳ] Nsepulturero/a m/f
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[ˈgreɪvdɪgər] nfossoyeur m
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[ˈgreɪvˌdɪgəʳ] nbecchino, affossatore m
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(greiv) noun
a plot of ground, or the hole dug in it, in which a dead person is buried. He laid flowers on the grave.
ˈgravedigger noun
a person whose job is digging graves.
ˈgravestone noun
a stone placed at a grave on which the dead person's name etc is written.
ˈgraveyard noun
a place where the dead are buried.
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His contribution to the gravedigging was selfish sorrow.
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Councils charge for burials based on three main areas - purchasing a plot, gravedigging (known as interment) and memorial headstones or other tributes.
(37) For Greenberg's speaker the dead are "the first harvest," in soil still loose from the gravedigging. Furthermore, he refers to them as "re'enu", "our comrades", again the "brother soldiers" of "Hazkarat neshamot." He pities both the dead and the living men, even as a Jew, feeling something of the comradeship of battle, the "brotherhood" of servicemen, which is a fundamental idea in Great War poetry and fiction.
The tribunal heard also how while men in traditional male roles such as refuse collecting, gravedigging and road sweeping were paid bonuses, women were not.
So he tried his hand at gravedigging and worked in a wallpaper shop.
One Tory MP even tried to boost his income with a spot of gravedigging, an investigation found.
In the case of Skyanne Housser's homegrown burial, things such as gravedigging, funeral shrouds, caskets and transportation all were planned ahead of time.