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.