(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. graveyard, necropolis, burial ground or mound. See interment.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. burial ground, graveyard, memorial park, funerary grounds, churchyard, necropolis, potter's field, catacomb, city of the dead, tomb, ossuary, vault, crypt, charnel house, sepulcher, mortuary, last resting place, God's acre, Golgotha, eternal home, boneyard*; see also grave 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
graveyard, necropolis, memorial grounds, burial ground, churchyard, golgotha, *bone yard, *city of the dead. ''The last resort.''—Anon. ''The country home I need.''—Mark Twain.
ashes of cremated body: cremains
burial place, vault: tomb
burial site, unit: plot
empty tomb, marker for one whose remains are elsewhere: cenotaph
grave robber: ghoul
gunfighter’s, American West: Boot Hill
incinerator: crematory
inscription on gravestone: epitaph
large cemetery: necropolis
memorial building, place: shrine
mound of earth over grave: barrow
mourning statues: weepers
pauper’s: Potter’s field
preparation facility for the dead: mortuary
RIP: rest in peace
sarcophagus, elaborately carved: solium
sculpted representation of the dead on a monument: effigy
sculptural depiction of the crucifixion: Calvary
stone: headstone, tombstone, gravestone, monument, memorial
tomb housing: mausoleum
underground vaults: catacombs, crypt, cubiculum
urn or vault for bones: ossuary
urn vault: cinerarium
vault: sepulcher

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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