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
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Related Words for burial ground

cemetery, graveyard, catacomb, necropolis, plot

Examples from the Web for burial ground

Historical Examples of burial ground

  • The burial-ground itself was surrounded and shut in with a belt of trees.

  • It was about an hour after nightfall when we took our way to the burial-ground.

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore

  • Overlooking the burial-ground is the Hospital for Women founded in 1871.


    G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton

  • The next morning, early, the Bishop consecrated the burial-ground.

  • We may suppose they have reached the gates of the burial-ground.

    Memories of Bethany

    John Ross Macduff

British Dictionary definitions for burial ground

burial ground


a graveyard or cemetery
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