the yard or ground adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.
the grounds surrounding a church, usually used as a graveyard
early 12c., from church + yard (n.1).
[chur-chee] /ˈtʃɜr tʃi/ adjective, churchier, churchiest. 1. adhering strictly to the prescribed form in ecclesiastical matters. 2. intolerant of dissent in one’s religion. 3. of, characteristic of, or suggestive of a : The stained-glass windows gave the room a churchy look. /ˈtʃɜːtʃɪ/ adjective churchier, churchiest 1. like a church, church service, etc 2. excessively religious
[church-woo m-uh n] /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwʊm ən/ noun, plural churchwomen. 1. a female member, adherent, or active supporter of a . /ˈtʃɜːtʃˌwʊmən/ noun (pl) -women 1. a female practising member of a church
[church-wawr-dn] /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwɔr dn/ noun 1. Anglican Church. a lay officer who looks after the secular affairs of the church, and who, in England, is the legal representative of the parish. 2. Episcopal Church. a lay church officer who, with other members of the vestry, is in charge of the temporal management of the parish. 3. […]
[klem-uh nt] /ˈklɛm ənt/ noun 1. a male given name. /ˈklɛmənt/ adjective 1. merciful 2. (of the weather) mild adj. mid-15c., “mild,” of persons (attested from early 13c. as a surname), from Old French clement, from Latin clementem (nominative clemens) “mild, placid, gentle” (see clemency). Of weather, 1620s. Taken as a name by several early […]