cemetery cemetery  /ˈsɛ mə ˌtɛ ri/


  • (n) a tract of land used for burials


  1. Cemetery staff blocked off the plot with metal barricades a few years ago.
  2. The three-cemetery firm plans to acquire 10 more by year's end.
  3. A story not to miss today, by my former colleague Mark Benjamin at Salon, the first in a series on the national cemetery.


  1. Veterans Cemetery Receives National Award

    The Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado received national recognition on Wednesday, for “Excellence of Appearance.”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KREX-TV Grand Junction

  2. Cemetery Workers Relive when 150 Trees Fell Down in ’08 Storm

    Workers inside the Chippiannock Cemetery are reliving the storm that tore apart its cemetery on July 21, 2008. Superintendent Greg...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WQAD Moline

  3. Cemetery items recovered from suspected thief's home

    Gallery Cemetery items recovered from suspected thief's home Sandusky Register Staff Jun 11, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); Teaser:  Police release images, ask for public's help in identifying possible owners of items
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register

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  1. "Last night, after visiting this cemetery for one last time, he passed away in his sleep," Obama said before a crowd estimated at around 8,000. "But just as he did 65 years ago, he came anyway. May he now rest in peace with the boys he once...
    on Jun 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Military.com

  2. "I think it has been very insensitive, particularly to this family, that you would even schedule a court hearing on the status of the mother the day before she has to go to the cemetery for her son," Sharpton told "Good Morning America's"...
    on Jul 6, 2009 By: Al Sharpton Source: ABC News

  3. In a live C-SPAN2 interview on Dec. 3, Carter said: "Plains is special to us. I could be buried in Arlington Cemetery or wherever I want, but my wife was born here and I was born here."
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Washington Post

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