burial ground


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

burial ground

n
a graveyard or cemetery
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burial ground - a tract of land used for burialsburial ground - a tract of land used for burials  
potter's field - a cemetery for unknown or indigent people
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"

burial ground

noun graveyard, cemetery, churchyard, necropolis, golgotha (rare), God's acre an ancient burial ground
Translations

burial ground

ncimitero
References in classic literature ?
And so the field became the first burial ground in Boston.
This, it appeared, was the Indian burial ground, and had been used for generations.
Jago in the Cape de Verd Islands, I remember having seen in a ravine a retired corner covered with bones of the goat; we at the time exclaimed that it was the burial ground of all the goats in the island.
Only three months before he was brought here, it struck him that it was a very bad arrangement to have the churchyard round the church; so, in order to carry out the law, which prescribes that burial grounds should be removed a stated distance from human dwellings, he himself gave this piece of land to the commune.
For more information about Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground in Lilbourne, Warwickshire call 01788 860604.
A PREHISTORIC burial ground has been discovered by archaeologists excavating the site of a lost abbey in Cheshire.
Nearby residents have used the desert as a burial ground for thousands of years.
The vineyard takes its name from nearby Devil's Lair cave - an ancient, mysterious burial ground thought to have been inhabited 7,000 years ago.
Tees Archeology's Rachel Grahame said: "We have maps dating back to 1856 which show where the boundaries of the Quaker burial ground were.
As a girl, Lasagna was a friend of the castle caretaker's daughter, and the girls rode horses around the property, which contains an American-Indian burial ground.
WEST Lancs could have a new crematorium and burial ground within 18 months, if planners give it the go-ahead.
Limerick County Council's Michael Griffin said: "Permission was given to a local resident to erect a headstone at the burial ground last year.