cemeterynoun [ C ]uk /ˈsem.ə.tri/ us /ˈsem.ə.ter.i/
- His father is buried in the cemetery on the hill.
- We came across a run-down cemetery, full of tumbled gravestones.
- At the far side of the cemetery a group of mourners stood in a circle around the grave.
- He goes down to the cemetery every week to lay flowers on her grave.
- He is in charge of a large municipal cemetery on the outskirts of the city.
Examples from literature
- 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.
- Duty took me to the cemetery a few days after the burial, and I noticed standing at the graveside with uncovered and bowed head a soldier of the battalion.
- Hella went for a walk round the cemetery while I went to darling Mother's grave.
- There I perceived that the tombstone had just been raised, for the tools of the cemetery keeper were near by.
- They laid him to rest in the nearest Protestant cemetery, for such had been his request.
- We went into the field which was used as a cemetery and there we laid the bodies to rest.