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graveyard

[greyv-yahrd] /ˈgreɪvˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
a burial ground, often associated with smaller rural churches, as distinct from a larger urban or public cemetery.
2.
Informal. graveyard shift.
3.
a place in which obsolete or derelict objects are kept:
an automobile graveyard.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; grave1 + yard2
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  • Many graveyards in cities were located on land enclosed within the city walls.
British Dictionary definitions for graveyards

graveyard

/ˈɡreɪvˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
a place for graves; a burial ground, esp a small one or one in a churchyard
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Word Origin and History for graveyards

graveyard

n.

1773, from grave (n.) + yard (n.1). Graveyard shift "late-night work" is c.1907, from earlier nautical term, in reference to the loneliness of after-hours work.

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