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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the yard associated with a church [syn: churchyard, God's acre]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 12th century a yard that belongs to a church and is often used as a burial ground

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the enclosed ground around a church, esp. as used for burials.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Churchyard Church"yard`, n. The ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery. Like graves in the holy churchyard. --Shak. Syn: Burial place; burying ground; graveyard; necropolis; cemetery; God's acre.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(churchyards) A churchyard is an area of land around a church where dead people are buried. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Burying-ground, burial-ground, graveyard, cemetery, necropolis. God's acre.



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