Definition of 'graveyard'
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The North East pair must be wondering why the famous old place has become such a graveyard for visiting teams this season. The Sun (2016)This cannot become a graveyard for footballers who want a last payday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The northeast has become a managerial graveyard. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The church and graveyard are now no more than ruins. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is understood the field was chosen as a graveyard because a church could be seen in the background. The Sun (2008)Pity about the graveyard time slot. The Sun (2015)She didn't do much better there so was given the graveyard slot of transport. The Sun (2008)The harbour bay added to this gloomy atmosphere, as it had become a naval graveyard. A Channel of Peace (1993)No wonder BBC3 is burning off four episodes in this graveyard slot. The Sun (2014)Old Trafford has become a graveyard for flair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As the graveyard slot suggests, this is strictly one for their diehard fans. Times, Sunday Times (2006)League Two has become a graveyard for managers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But its rich lands have become a premature graveyard when the river floods, as it frequently does. The Sun (2008)I served with some of those buried in the church graveyard. The Sun (2006)I also spent hours in the church graveyard looking for owl pellets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This appears to be a small graveyard, contained within rough concrete walls on the edge of the woods. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet with scant attention given to most of its members, it has also become something of a graveyard for small stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I take a path through the trees to a small graveyard; it sits by a picturesque ruined folly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Places with one general store, a church, a graveyard and little more. In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA. (1989)Tucked away in a graveyard slot in the middle of the week, Exposure punches way above its weight. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'graveyard'
British English: graveyard /ˈɡreɪvˌjɑːd/ NOUN
A graveyard is an area of land where dead people are buried.
They went to the graveyard to put flowers on her grave.
- American English: graveyard
- Arabic: مَدْفَن
- Brazilian Portuguese: cemitério
- Chinese: 墓地
- Croatian: groblje
- Czech: hřbitov
- Danish: kirkegård
- Dutch: kerkhof
- European Spanish: cementerio iglesia
- Finnish: hautausmaa
- French: cimetière
- German: Friedhof
- Greek: νεκροταφείο
- Italian: cimitero
- Japanese: 墓地
- Korean: 묘지
- Norwegian: gravlund
- Polish: cmentarzysko
- European Portuguese: cemitério
- Romanian: cimitir
- Russian: кладбище
- Spanish: cementerio
- Swedish: kyrkogård
- Thai: สุสาน
- Turkish: mezarlık
- Ukrainian: кладовище
- Vietnamese: nghĩa trang
Definition of graveyard from the Collins English Dictionary
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