churchyard

[ church-yahrd ]
/ ˈtʃɜrtʃˌyɑrd /

noun

the yard or ground adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.

Origin of churchyard

1125–75; Middle English chirche yeard; see church, yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for churchyard

churchyard

/ (ˈtʃɜːtʃˌjɑːd) /

noun

the grounds surrounding a church, usually used as a graveyard
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Word Origin and History for churchyard

churchyard


n.

early 12c., from church + yard (n.1).

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