- Churchyard Church"yard`, n.
The ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried;
Like graves in the holy churchyard. --Shak.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Churchyard — (spr. Tschörtschjahrd), Thomas, geb. in Shrewsbury im 16. Jahrh., Anfangs Hausbeamter des Lord Surry; wurde dann Soldat, gefangen u. von 2 mitleidigen Frauen losgekauft; er st. arm 1570. Er schr.: Gedichte, gesammelt als Chip. Lond. 1775 … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
churchyard — (n.) early 12c., from CHURCH (Cf. church) + YARD (Cf. yard) (n.1) … Etymology dictionary
churchyard — ► NOUN ▪ an enclosed area surrounding a church, especially as used for burials … English terms dictionary
churchyard — [chʉrch′yärd΄] n. the yard or ground adjoining a church, often used as a place of burial … English World dictionary
Churchyard — For the sixteenth century author, see Thomas Churchyard. For the nineteenth century painter, see Thomas Churchyard (painter). The churchyard of Vepriai, Lithuania A churchyard is a patch of land adjoining or surrounding a church which is usually… … Wikipedia
churchyard — UK [ˈtʃɜː(r)tʃˌjɑː(r)d] / US [ˈtʃɜrtʃˌjɑrd] noun [countable] Word forms churchyard : singular churchyard plural churchyards the area of land around a church where dead people are buried … English dictionary
Churchyard — See St. Botolph Billingsgate, Churchyard … Dictionary of London
Churchyard — Recorded in many forms including Church, Churcher, Churchers, Churches, Churchouse, Churchus, Churchyard, and Churchman, this is an English surname. It derives from the Old English pre 7th Century cyrice meaning church , (ultimately from the… … Surnames reference
churchyard — [[t]tʃɜ͟ː(r)tʃjɑː(r)d[/t]] churchyards N COUNT A churchyard is an area of land around a church where dead people are buried … English dictionary
churchyard — see a green Yule makes a fat churchyard … Proverbs new dictionary