Definition of cemetery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsemətri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseməteri//
(pl. cemeteries) Religious buildings, Death
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an area of land used for burying dead people, especially one that is not beside a church He was buried in a private cemetery. compare churchyard, graveyard Wordfinderashes, cemetery, coffin, cremation, die, funeral, grave, hearse, morgue, mourn See related entries: Religious buildings, Death Word Originlate Middle English: via late Latin from Greek koimētērion ‘dormitory’, from koiman ‘put to sleep’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cemetery