the place in the ground where a dead body is buried [↪ tomb]:
At the head of the grave there was a small wooden cross.
He took that secret to the grave.
used to say that someone who is dead would strongly disapprove of something happening now:
The way Bill plays that piece would have Mozart turning in his grave.
➔ dig your own graveat dig1 (8)
➔ from (the) cradle to (the) graveat cradle1 (3)
➔ have one foot in the graveat foot1 (24)
➔ silent as the graveat silent (3)
➔ a watery graveat watery (4)WORD FOCUS: die
a ceremony for someone who has died: funeral a ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned
burial when someone's body is put into the ground
cremation when someone's body is burned
hearse a large car that takes the body to the funeral
coffin a box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral
grave the place where someone is buried
graveyard/cemetery an area where dead people are buried
undertaker someone who arranges funerals
the mourners the people at a funeraldie
➔ See also die