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burial ground

a tract of land for burial of the dead; a cemetery, often a small or primitive one.
Origin of burial ground
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The chapel at the north side of the burial ground occupies the site of the old stables of Beaufort House.

    Chelsea George Bryan
  • But it was again used as a burial ground for victims of the Revolution of 1830.

    Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
  • He watches the procession as the dead is being taken to the burning or burial ground, and takes care to see who the bearers are.

  • Today it is the burial ground of renowned writers and artists.

    Little Tony of Italy Madeline Brandeis
  • There are three hundred and eighty pits provided in the burial ground of S. Lorenzo, one of which was opened every night.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • This remained up to 1802, when the burial ground in Cowgate was formed.

    Notes on Old Peterborough Andrew Percival
  • The hill has its name from the fact that it was used as a burial ground by the early generations of the Van Cortlandt family.

    The New York and Albany Post Road Charles Gilbert Hine
  • There have been but few interments in this burial ground for many years.

    Chelsea George Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for burial ground

burial ground

a graveyard or cemetery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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