graveyard


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grave·yard

 (grāv′yärd′)
n.
1. A burial ground; a cemetery.
2. A place where worn-out or obsolete objects are kept: an automobile graveyard.

graveyard

(ˈɡreɪvˌjɑːd)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a place for graves; a burial ground, esp a small one or one in a churchyard

grave•yard

(ˈgreɪvˌyɑrd)

n.
2. a place in which obsolete or derelict objects are kept: an automobile graveyard.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graveyard - a tract of land used for burialsgraveyard - 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"

graveyard

noun cemetery, churchyard, burial ground, charnel house, necropolis, boneyard (informal), God's acre (literary) They made their way to the graveyard to pay their respects to the dead.
Translations
مَدْفَنمَقْبَرَه
hřbitov
kirkegårdbegravelsesplads
hautausmaa
groblje
kirkjugarîur, grafreitur
墓地
묘지
pokopališče
kyrkogård
สุสาน
nghĩa trang

graveyard

[ˈgreɪvjɑːd]
A. Ncementerio m, camposanto m
B. CPD graveyard shift N (esp US) → turno m de noche, turno m nocturno

graveyard

[ˈgreɪvjɑːrd] ncimetière mgraveyard shift n (US)équipe f de nuit
to work the graveyard shift → faire partie de l'équipe de nuit

graveyard

[ˈgreɪvˌjɑːd] ncimitero

grave1

(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.

graveyard

مَدْفَن hřbitov kirkegård Friedhof νεκροταφείο cementerio hautausmaa cimetière groblje cimitero 墓地 묘지 kerkhof gravlund cmentarzysko cemitério кладбище kyrkogård สุสาน mezarlık nghĩa trang 墓地

graveyard

n. cementerio, camposanto.
References in classic literature ?
Religious services were once held in it--when it was white, and there is a graveyard that would delight a poet.
Here is the graveyard. Are you frightened to pass it, Bev?"
Bushy and grandmother were sure that a man who had killed himself could not be buried in a Catholic graveyard. There was a burying-ground over by the Norwegian church, west of Squaw Creek; perhaps the Norwegians would take Mr.
At the end of half an hour they were wading through the tall grass of the graveyard.
"That's a graveyard, and it's proper to muffle the drums and lower the flags as we go by, and we'd better take off our hats, too; it's more respectable, I think."
It was a winding road, and about a hundred paces further on, it turned to the right to the graveyard. In the middle of the graveyard stood a stone church with a green cupola where he used to go to mass two or three times a year with his father and mother, when a service was held in memory of his grandmother, who had long been dead, and whom he had never seen.
John's graveyard, which is just across the street."
`My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.' That's a sentence I read in a book once, and I say it over to comfort myself whenever I'm disappointed in anything."
"The old place is all swep' away," Silas said to Dolly Winthrop on the night of his return--"the little graveyard and everything.
"It's Jack Pumpkinhead's private graveyard," replied the Tin Woodman.
The graveyard in Zermatt occupies only about one-eighth of an acre.
But that trick took 'em to the graveyard, and the gold done us a still bigger kindness; for if the excited fools hadn't let go all holts and made that rush to get a look we'd a slept in our cravats to-night -- cravats warranted to WEAR, too -- longer than WE'D need 'em."