a burial ground, often associated with smaller rural churches, as distinct from a larger urban or public cemetery.
Informal. graveyard shift.
a place in which obsolete or derelict objects are kept: an automobile graveyard.

1765–75; grave1 + yard2 Unabridged
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graveyard (ˈɡreɪvˌjɑːd)
a place for graves; a burial ground, esp a small one or one in a churchyard

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Example sentences
Meigs cast about for a new graveyard to accommodate the rising tide of bodies.
Eventually, the dinosaur graveyard was covered with sediment and preserved for
  tens of millions of years.
The building was near a graveyard which may have had something to do with it.
Services, in contrast, appear to be a graveyard for productivity.
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