1. being or conducted beside a grave: a graveside funeral service.

Origin of graveside

First recorded in 1830–40; grave1 + side1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Mary stood by the graveside quietly, with a veil down over her face.

    Mary Gray

    Katharine Tynan

  • Once in the churchyard I made my way on tiptoe to the graveside.

  • Slowly, so as not to attract attention, Raoul drew back from the graveside.


    Robert Shea

  • In the evening, when all was quiet, Ayame crept to the graveside of her child.

    Old-World Japan

    Frank Rinder

  • And that fellow today at the graveside in the brown macintosh.


    James Joyce