graveyard

[ greyv-yahrd ]
/ ˈgreɪvˌyɑrd /

noun

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.

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Origin of graveyard

First recorded in 1765–75; grave1 + yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for graveyard

graveyard
/ (ˈɡreɪvˌjɑːd) /

noun

a place for graves; a burial ground, esp a small one or one in a churchyard
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