graveyard Show phonetics
a place, often beside a church where dead people are buried
WordNet: graveyard shift Meaning #2: workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
Synonym: night shift
A place for burying the dead; a graveyard.
[Middle English cimiterie, from Old French cimitiere, from Medieval Latin cimitērium, from Late Latin coemētērium, from Greek koimētērion, from koimān, to put to sleep.]
n. pl. Cemeteries . A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.