Meaning of “cemetery” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"cemetery" in British English

See all translations

cemeterynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsem.ə.tri/ us /ˈsem.ə.ter.i/

B2 an area of ground in which dead bodies are buried

Examples

More examples

  • All of my dead relatives are in the same cemetery.
  • For years afterward, people visiting Floyd’s grave would steal things from the small cemetery to keep as a memory.
  • It is a giant cemetery filled with tombs, some over a thousand years old.
  • The residents are very poor people who would find it difficult to leave or buy a home outside the cemetery.
  • Traditionally, they begin in a house of worship and continue to a cemetery where the body is buried in the ground.

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

"cemetery" in American English

See all translations

cemeterynoun [ C ]

us /ˈsem·ɪˌter·i/

an area of ground in which dead bodies are buried

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