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One that digs graves.


someone whose job is to dig the ground to make a grave


(ˈgreɪvˌdɪg ər)

a person whose occupation is digging graves.
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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[ˈgreɪvˌdɪgəʳ] Nsepulturero/a m/f


[ˈgreɪvdɪgər] nfossoyeur m


[ˈgreɪvˌdɪgəʳ] nbecchino, affossatore m


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Wopsle in a comprehensive black cloak, being descried entering at the turnpike, the gravedigger was admonished in a friendly way, "Look out
I began now to think my cave or vault finished, when on a sudden (it seems I had made it too large) a great quantity of earth fell down from the top on one side; so much that, in short, it frighted me, and not without reason, too, for if I had been under it, I had never wanted a gravedigger.
Ah, Barbara, darling, I can see that you want me to be taken away to the Volkovo Cemetery in a broken-down old hearse, with some poor outcast of the streets to accompany my coffin as chief mourner, and the gravediggers to heap my body with clay, and depart and leave me there.
We got to the graveyard by half-past one, and strolled about, keeping out of official observation, so that when the gravediggers had completed their task and the sexton under the belief that every one had gone, had locked the gate, we had the place all to ourselves.
The gravediggers must have sworn at getting drenched by the snow.
An inquest heard that Marsh was given the skull more than 30 years ago by a gravedigger.
ONE of the biggest stars of smash-hit TV show Gladiators - filmed in Birmingham 20 years ago - ended up a drug-addict gravedigger after he was axed from the line-up.
The North Clare undertaker said: "No gravedigger will stand in a grave 8ft deep.
But Tania James skirts that pitfall with aplomb in her novel about the Gravedigger, the name bestowed on an elephant who turns killer, after his mother is butchered by poachers.
Tragedy hits thirteenth-century scholar-investigator Ci Song, who is dishonored and forced to give up his studies to work as a gravedigger.
As a gravedigger, Antoniotti's job is to pull parts from the more than 4,400 aircraft contained within the Boneyard.