- a tract of land used for burials
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; plural Cemeteries
[ Latin cemeterium
, Greek ... a sleeping chamber, burial place, from ... to put to sleep.] A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.
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a tract of land used for burials
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• (n.) A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.
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place set apart for burial or entombment of the dead. Reflecting geography, religious beliefs, social attitudes, and aesthetic and sanitary ... [4 related articles]
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cemetery 1. An area set apart for or containing graves, tombs, or funeral urns; especially, one that is not a churchyard; a burial ground; a graveyard. 2. Etymology: from Old French cimetiere, 'graveyard' from Late Latin coemeterium, from Greek koimeterion, 'sleeping place, dormitory'; from koiman, 'to put to sleep', keimai, 'I lie down'. Early Ch
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cemetery, name used by early Christians to designate a place for burying the dead. First applied in Christian burials in the Roman catacombs, the word cemetery came into general usage in the 15th cent. Group burials have been found in Paleolithic caves, and fields of prehistoric grave mounds, or Bar...
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