Meaning of “burial ground” in the English Dictionary

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"burial ground" in British English

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burial groundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈber.i.əl ˌɡraʊnd/ us /ˈber.i.əl ˌɡraʊnd/

Examples from literature

  • Once a year the living held feasts in the burial ground, and invited the ghosts to share in the repast. 
  • The burial ground contains sixteen graves, which will give the annual percentage of mortality. 
  • The church is built on a lofty promontory, in the middle of a very large burial ground. 
  • They had no burial ground in the settlement, and he was laid to rest several miles from his home. 
  • To preserve the body from the wolves it was placed upon a scaffold, and then later carried to the borders of a lake, on the border of which was the burial ground of the family. 

(Definition of “burial ground” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"burial ground" in American English

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burial groundnoun [ C ]

us /ˈber·i·əl ˌɡrɑʊnd/

an area of land where bodies are buried

(Definition of “burial ground” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)