Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

graveclothes

[greyv-klohz, -klohth z]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
plural noun
  1. the clothes or wrappings in which a body is buried; cerements.
Show More

Origin of graveclothes

First recorded in 1525–35; grave1 + clothes
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for grave clothes

grave clothes

pl n
  1. the wrappings in which a dead body is interred
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012