from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A yard adjacent to a church, especially a cemetery.
- n. The ground on which a church stands.
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- n. A patch of land adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ground or yard adjoining a church; especially, such a piece of ground used for burial; hence, any graveyard belonging to a church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the yard associated with a church
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Arching over the entrance to the churchyard is an amazing piece of artwork.
The view from the churchyard is inviting, since the church is built on top of a small hill.
In Zacatepec, Mexico, the gate to the churchyard is for pedestrian access only.
Outside of the main churchyard was a little enclosed area, probably ear-marked for new resting places.
The churchyard is lined with milagro vendors, and no trip to the Basilica is the same without buying up at least a few.
One of my best-beloved churchyards I call the churchyard of St. Ghastly Grim; touching what men in general call it, I have no information.
One of my best beloved churchyards, I call the churchyard of Saint
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I'm sorry but the churchyard was a bit squished too and I couldn't get a good angle for the whole church.