- a burial ground, often associated with smaller rural churches, as distinct from a larger urban or public cemetery.
- Informal. graveyard shift.
- a place in which obsolete or derelict objects are kept: an automobile graveyard.
Origin of graveyard
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Examples from the Web for graveyard
Today, a forlorn air hangs over Santa Maria degli Angeli, like a graveyard where ghosts are buried.The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion
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On August 16, 1876, the chapel and its graveyard, Campo Santo, opened.The Sacrificial Limbs of New Orleans
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From whales to ships to unlucky explorers, the Skeleton Coast has become the graveyard of many.Namibia’s Spooky Skeleton Coast
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A man took the bus home from the graveyard shift, bone-tired but dreaming big dreams for his son.Full Text of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address
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And he stood there lookin', and he says to me: 'No, Katy, that is a graveyard.'Her Father's Daughter
On walks along the waterfront he would treat it all like a graveyard.The Harbor
So you stop away from school, and I find you in the graveyard!Abbe Mouret's Transgression
But he rather liked to visit the graveyard on Sunday afternoons.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Kendrick, I wasn't so far off when I talked about that graveyard trip, eh?Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- a place for graves; a burial ground, esp a small one or one in a churchyard
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Word Origin and History for graveyard
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