cemetery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “cemetery” in the English Dictionary

"cemetery" in British English

See all translations

cemeterynoun [C]

uk   /ˈsem.ə.tri/  us   /-ter.i/
B2 an ​area of ​ground in which ​deadbodies are ​buried

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(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 ​deadbodies are ​buried
(Definition of cemetery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cemetery”
in Korean 묘지…
in Arabic مَقبَرة, مَدفَن…
in Malaysian tanah perkuburan…
in French cimetière…
in Russian кладбище…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不靠近教堂的)公墓,墓地…
in Italian cimitero…
in Turkish mezarlık, kabristan…
in Polish cmentarz…
in Spanish cementerio…
in Vietnamese nghĩa trang…
in Portuguese cemitério…
in Thai สุสาน…
in German der Friedhof…
in Catalan cementiri…
in Japanese 共同墓地…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不靠近教堂的)公墓,墓地…
in Indonesian kuburan…
What is the pronunciation of cemetery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More