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Graves, tombs and burial places

barrow

noun

a large pile of earth over an ancient grave where one or more people are buried

burial ground

noun

a place where dead people are buried, especially an ancient place

cemetery

noun

an area of ground where dead people are buried

churchyard

noun

the area of land around a church where dead people are buried

dolmen

noun

an ancient stone structure consisting of a large flat stone on top of two or more upright ones, built above the place where someone was buried

grave

noun

the place where a dead body is buried in a deep hole in the ground. A tomb is a structure above the ground that contains a dead body

graveside

noun

the area beside a grave where someone is buried

gravestone

noun

a stone by a grave that shows the name of the person buried there and the dates when they were born and died

graveyard

noun

an area of land where dead people are buried, usually around a church

headstone

noun

a piece of stone with a name and dates on it that marks a grave (=place where a dead person is buried)

in memoriam

preposition

in memory of someone who has died. This expression is used especially on a gravestone.

mausoleum

noun

a large impressive tomb (=stone structure in which someone is buried)

necropolis

noun

a large place in a city where dead people were buried in the past

plot

noun

a small piece of land in a cemetery where you are buried when you die

resting place

noun

the place where someone is buried

RIP

abbreviation

Rest in Peace: used on gravestones

sepulchre

noun

a place made of stone in which dead people are buried

tomb

noun

a grave where a dead person is buried, especially one consisting of a large stone structure

tombstone

noun

a large stone with someone’s name and their birth date and death date on it that is put over the place where they are buried

tumulus

noun

a large pile of earth put over a place where someone was buried in ancient times

in memory of someone

in honour of someone who has died, so that people will remember them

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