The definition of a cemetery is a place where people are buried.(noun)
An example of a cemetery is a grassy area with headstones.
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noun pl. cemeteries
Origin: LL(Ec) coemeterium < Gr koimētērion, sleeping place (in LGr(Ec), cemetery) < koiman, to put to sleep; akin to keimai, to lie down: see home
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noun pl. cem·e·ter·ies
Origin: Middle English cimiterie
Origin: , from Old French cimitiere
Origin: , from Medieval Latin cimitērium
Origin: , from Late Latin coemētērium
Origin: , from Greek koimētērion
Origin: , from koimān, to put to sleep; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.
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